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by gryffron
February 18th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?
Replies: 41
Views: 630

Re: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?

But what happened in 2017? Labour under Corbyn was 20+ points behind in the polls in April of that year. In fact so far behind was Labour that media commentators were confidentially predicting that Labour was finished, that it would barely scrape more than 100 MP's in the election. We know that in ...
by gryffron
February 18th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?
Replies: 41
Views: 630

Re: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?

anything to deny a Labour government. But you won't get a Labour govt anyway. The British people will never vote for Momentum. Despite the current shambles of the Tory party, Brexit and the May govt, Corbyn is still 5 points behind in the polls (more than 2017 and sufficient for a Tory oa majority)...
by gryffron
February 18th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?
Replies: 41
Views: 630

Re: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?

How about we call them "Blairites". That would seem to be the closest historical position to the ground they are claiming. Without being insulting, or the describer having to declare their own relative position.

Gryff
by gryffron
February 18th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?
Replies: 41
Views: 630

Re: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?

i suspect we get a week of news re this with planned statements etc from some yet to move and possibly some more movers, in effect do not set off all the fireworks but spread out the display. Neatly takes the spotlight off May and her brexit farce. She couldn't have organised it better. Brexit unde...
by gryffron
February 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?
Replies: 41
Views: 630

Re: A statement on the future of British Politics - Labour Split?

So it is a centre left group who are pro-EU. That's the LibDems isn't it? So LibDems2. Bearing in mind LibDems1 can only scrape 10% of the vote (2017 election and unmoved since) it doesn't seem to be a very popular position. They're going to need a whole lot more defectors (more than half?) to have ...
by gryffron
February 18th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Apple ID on iPad2
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Apple ID on iPad2

Just discovered that I now have the same AppleID on both of my iPads.....DAK if that’s normal? Absolutely. It ensures that all your apps and music are available on all your apple devices, and your data can be shared between them. It isn't unusual for all the family's apple devices to be on the same...
by gryffron
February 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The End of the world
Replies: 26
Views: 593

Re: The End of the world

Two survivors in Hitchhikers. Arthur & Trillian. ...and the dolphins. edit SNAP!

"I Am Legend" is a terrible film but a brilliant book. In the book the last human dies out and the zombie/vampire/mutants (humanity mk2) inherit the earth.

Gryff
by gryffron
February 17th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The End of the world
Replies: 26
Views: 593

Re: The End of the world

I don't think any of those would mean the end of humanity. We are remarkably adaptable and even with only basic tools can survive in almost every extreme of climate which this planet can currently throw at us. But any of them could catastrophically reduce our numbers. Which wouldn't necessarily be a...
by gryffron
February 17th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Apple ID on iPad2
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Apple ID on iPad2

Get a USB cable plug the iPad into a computer and back it up with iTunes - doesnt cost anything and you get to manage it. The whole point of the Apple mindset is that you don't have to manage it. Where are my files stored? - Who cares. I know a lot of PC people who have spent a lot of their lives m...
by gryffron
February 15th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 66
Views: 1656

Re: Thoroughly depressing

scotia wrote:Look on the bright side - Lossie Beach fringed with Palm Trees :)

Ben Nevis beach surely?

:lol:
by gryffron
February 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Hoping an international tax expert is lurking...Who gets the tax?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Hoping an international tax expert is lurking...Who gets the tax?

I am not the expert you are looking for, but...
Since they sell duty free goods on board international flights, the same must surely apply to services bought onboard. I would assume no tax.

Gryff
by gryffron
February 12th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 43
Views: 1158

Re: The Brexit Party

I thought Major was destroyed by Tory sleaze. Even I voted for Blair the first time. The next election is certainly going to be interesting . Labour will get a kicking in its brexit voting Northern heartlands. The Tories will get a kicking in remainer SE. LibDems achieved nothing in 2017, and haven'...
by gryffron
February 11th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Impasse over land ownership
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Impasse over land ownership

I did think he could send me my sister's death certificate and I could get her taken off the deeds... Problem is she died in Singapore. Google is your friend: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/canberra/consular_services/application_for_an_extract_of_birth_certificate.html "APP...
by gryffron
February 9th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Non-parking of driverless cars.
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Non-parking of driverless cars.

Planes have been capable of fully autonomous flight, including landing for decades. Bear in mind, they don't have to do this visually as there are electronic beacons and ILS systems to help. It's just that passengers, regulators and trade unions won't allow it. We can't even get rid of train drivers...
by gryffron
February 8th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Non-parking of driverless cars.
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Non-parking of driverless cars.

In the longer term there is the suggestion that personal ownership of driverless vehicles will disappear and they will become "orderable" on a need-to-use basis, leading to fewer vehicles in circulation (see what I did there?! ) as they won;t need to be parked up for long periods Will it ...
by gryffron
February 8th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: My wife's self employed income into a SIPP
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: My wife's self employed income into a SIPP

Sounds like she'd be mad to not use the SIPP to get tax back (and a bit more) but am I missing something? Pension income is taxable. So if she continues to earn that £10kpa IP in retirement, then she'll end up paying just as much tax when she takes money OUT of the Pension, as she gains paying it I...
by gryffron
February 7th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How to compress jpg image
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: How to compress jpg image

I wish to compress a jpg image from 4MB to 100KB approx without reducing the dimensions. When I use MS Paint I keep reducing the dimensions so the image is too small. DAK how to do this? No matter what software you use. You can't make the file smaller without losing some information. So either you ...
by gryffron
February 7th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: When to sell to use CGT allowances?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: When to sell to use CGT allowances?

Out of interest, if you need the cash for next years ISA and also need to sell in this tax year to use the CGT allowances, I presume there is a period of time between selling and buying? Or do you sell 5th April and buy 6th April somehow? In my case, I am not necessarily buying the same asset class...
by gryffron
February 6th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: When to sell to use CGT allowances?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: When to sell to use CGT allowances?

Most planned sales I make as late in the tax year a possible.

That's because sometimes there are events beyond your control (takeovers etc) which can crystallise a gain when you don't want one. And also because my main need for cash from my taxable holdings is to transfer it to next years isa.

Gryff
by gryffron
February 6th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Use of Spread Betting
Replies: 32
Views: 1087

Re: Use of Spread Betting

You should bear in mind that if you take long positions in anything denominated in a foreign currency your position will not mirror that of an actual long position in the underlying. You will have a sterling hedged position instead, which is probably not what you want. To gain full exposure you nee...

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