The British Government has been slammed for allowing homelessness in the UK to reach shocking levels. How can anyone possibly ignore the fact that one of the word's top 10 economies has so many people sleeping on the street.
Here are some statistics about homelessness in the UK...
- 1000 every people become homeless EVERY MONTH
- 320,000 people in the UK are currently homeless
- 1 in 200 people homeless
- Birmingham 1 in 73 are homeless
- Brighton 1 in 67 are homeless
- London 1 in 52 are homeless
People in desperate need of housing are being overlooked in favour of immigrants. Even though there are many from within Europe, genuine migration from within Europe is a very positive arrangement for all of us, the only problem has been that there was too much, too quickly.
Countries like Greece, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria were dragged in the EU far too early, long before their economies were anywhere near the EU average. Therefore, it was inevitable that millions would pour out of those countries in to Western Europe, causing a vacuum that has had drastic consequences.
The situation with immigration from outside Europe is different, the numbers have been increasing constantly and we have not even reached the epidemic proportions that are yet to come. This is not happening by accident, Globalists like George Soros who seem to thrive on creating misery for others have no concern about the damage the agenda they are supporting is creating in fact.....he is part of the agenda that is encouraging it.
This is not immigration, this is a planned invasion of Europe and the ultimate extermination of the European people. Anyone who raises an objection is labelled as racist, the narrative is encouraging white people to be ashamed of their race, their culture and their heritage.
We are seeing a constant stream of brainwashed Snowflakes, sat on Youtube crying about the lack of sympathy for immigrants...........REALLY? I think they need to get a grip with reality, do they really think that displacing our own population to make way for these people will change anything? We have only taken in a few million in Europe and we are already swamped and overwhelmed!
Well here is some food for thought.........
World population is officially quoted as being 7.54 Billion as of 2018
80% of the world population defined as living in poverty (currently defined as people living on less than $10 a day)
80% of 7.5 Billion is 6 Billion
That my friends means there are SIX BILLION PEOPLE who have the motive, the will and currently the support of the political classes to head for Europe! Give that number a thought for a moment, SIX BILLION.............that is SIX THOUSAND MILLION people!! If 10 million were to come to Europe that would spell disaster, if 100 million came, we would be wiped out, but that number would not even scratch the surface!
The point to note here is that this cannot be solved by allowing these people to move here, or allowing ourselves to be wiped out, the key is to protest the people who are making these people's lives so miserable that they want to head here in the first place. Do not be fooled by the narrative, Blair and Obama WERE NOT good leaders, they dropped more bombs than anyone, in fact.....Obama dropped TEN TIMES more bombs than Bush!
These people and those who replaced them are making this happen and that IS NOT an accident, or a side-effect, it is part of the plan....................so ask yourselves why!
The Cyprus Mail reported………
A LEGISLATIVE proposal is to be tabled to the House plenum in January aiming to give parliament a say in the criteria governing the issuing of passports to foreign nationals under the citizenship-by-investment scheme. The bill, authored by the Greens, is expected to go before the plenary session on January 11, the first session following the Christmas recess.
It stipulates that the criteria for these naturalisations need to be submitted by the government to parliament, before they are published in the government gazette. Currently, the terms and conditions for the citizenship-by-investment programme are determined by the cabinet, with no further scrutiny.
In prior discussions in parliament, the interior ministry said it was opposed to the Greens’ bill, arguing that it would deprive the government of the flexibility in periodically updating or revising the naturalisation scheme. Ruling Disy said also they are against the provisions of the bill, while main opposition Akel are in favour.
The Greens tabled the proposal after another bill they had submitted – mandating the publishing of the names of foreign investors granted passports – failed to muster support in committee. In October, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development placed Cyprus’ so-called ‘golden passport’ programme on a blacklist of schemes identified as posing a threat to international efforts to combat tax evasion.
Is this what it has come to? We sold our soul to the EU and now we are prostituting our land for profit, selling off land that was for the main part owned by Cypriots in the past, much of which was placed in the name of the Church for tax reasons under the Ottomans, but was subsequently kept by the church and now, in partnership with corrupt developers, it is being sold off to people who do not have nexus with Cyprus, people who do not care, people who are only interested in gaining a foothold in Europe.
This is yet another shameful scandal for Cyprus, this administration (and those that preceded it) have NO IDEA about implementing effective and unifying Nation building policies, no....they only care about profit and pulling the ladder up, but meanwhile, hardworking Cypriots struggle with pitiful salaries and overpriced property prices created by a bubble that has no logical basis, no form foundations and one that will surely burst, taking down innocent people with it, but the instigators will not suffer, just as the instigators of the crisis that resulted in the THEFT of innocent people’s bank deposits did not affect them.
I feel that this ‘Golden Visa’ policy’ will not end well. Cyprus is a small island and we cannot keep selling off to non-Cypriots, that is not racist, that is not divisive, it is based on a desire to avoid being overrun and pushed out.
What I find to be the greatest tragedy, on the note of Nation building is that there is not and never has been any inclusive policy to unite Cypriots, to make it easier for them to move to Cyprus, live in Cyprus and most importantly offer their children a state English speaking school. In fact, English was actually REMOVED as an official language back in the 80s, making it even harder for Cypriots who are living outside of Cyprus to return.
What saddens me the most, is that this administration is willing to sell its soul to people who have no interest in Cyprus whatsoever, yet they will do NOTHING to encourage a unified Cypriot Demography. If this continues, Cyprus as we know it will cease to exist and one day, those of us who remain will wake up strangers in our own land.
In a world of 'Little Princes' where we as parents do our utmost to give our children a better future than our own, do forget the fundamental factors that dictate true character building? Most of the great success stories have been laid on a foundation of hard work, attempt, followed by failure, followed by another attempt, followed by failure. There is no shame in failing; there is only shame in not making an effort. Failure can be the greatest opportunity to learn in life.
Therefore, if we accept the notion that is learning in failure, character building in hard work then we must also accept that if deny our children (or ourselves) the process of working hard, making an effort, self-depravation and sacrifice, we are ruling out a major part of the character building process. I know that I had a far more privileged life than my parents, who made every effort to prevent me from suffering poverty, or suffering any of the many pitfalls that life can throw our way, but as I approach the last few years of middle age, I can look back and see that in their haste to protect, to guide or even control, their efforts may have had the opposite effect.
It is true that we are all different and as a society it is those differences in character that define us but still unite us on the common road that we must all travel from the womb to the tomb. However, it is an empirical fact that where we deny experiential suffering we deny experiential learning. Sadly, we can become so complacent about longevity that we forget that we are ALL on borrowed time, there is no happy ever after there is no owning of anything, we are all little more than leaseholders. It is not what we have that defines us, it is what we learn and the process by which we gain that knowledge.
Sitting in a lecture at University, discussing ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs’ is not in any way a substitute for learning to get our priorities right the hard way. The reason I selected this speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger is because this is a man who is a quintessential definition of self-sacrifice. He had nothing, he worked very hard and made time to train religiously, without sponsorship, Steroids or even a personal trainer (at least in his early days) but he did not give up and the rest you know.
My favourite quote in this video
A sports writer asked Muhammad Ali, how many sit ups he did…
Ali replied “I don’t start counting until it hurts”
As we approach the end of 2018, we naturally reflect on the past and look forward to the future and it is with this I would urge you to ask yourselves, what foundations are you laying for your future? What are you doing for your children? Are you teaching them to work hard, overcome failure and try again? Are you giving them the opportunity to understand that there is a price to pay for everything or are you going to allow them to know the price of everything and the value of nothing?
It’s now three years since the then Conservative Chancellor George Osborne introduced a series of measures aimed, principally, at cooling the overheating London housing market. The inexorable rise of property prices in the Capital threatened to create a financial bubble of potentially devastating proportions whose impact would ripple across the UK when it inevitably burst.
With the effects of the 2008 crash still being felt, the last thing we needed was another recession and the measures were generally seen as sensible. House prices in London were becoming dangerously out-of-step with the rest of the country and something needed to be done. The boom was fuelled by a massive inward flight of capital, mainly by rich investors from the far and middle east and from Russia.
But, as with most macro-economic measures aimed at achieving a political objective, there are unintended consequences and those are now coming back to bite us. The Chancellor, who promised we were “all in it together” at the height of austerity is now, of course, long gone – reclining in the Editor’s chair of the London Evening Standard and tinkering with operations at the many companies with whom he holds six-figure directorships.
And the people left to pick up the pieces are the thousands of small, buy-to-let landlords and potentially tens of thousands of private tenants whose lives are about to be turned upside down, as a result. The first of the punitive tax measures introduced by Osborne to discourage people from investing in residential propertywas a 3% hike in stamp duty (Land and Buildings transaction Tax in Scotland), which was followed quickly by the introduction of stress tests for buy-to-let mortgages.
At the same time, headline rates of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) paid on profits from asset sales were cut from 18% to 10% for basic rate taxpayers and from 28% to 20% for higher rate taxpayers. But it was a third measure – the phasing-out of mortgage interest tax relief on rental income - that will have the most devastating implications when the first tax demands start to land on doormats at the end of next month.
For the first time, landlords will have to pay tax at the upper rate of 50% on income earned on property rental. In some cases,there will be a doubling or even trebling of previous rates paid. HigherIncome Tax bills, due to be paid the day after they arrive, could spell disaster for thousands of landlords across the UK, placing further stress on local authority housing and making many more people homeless.
Research done by Touchstone Education and other organisations suggests that few landlords are aware of the impending changes, contained in Section 24 of the Finance Bill 2015-16 - also known as The Tenant Tax - and even fewer have made any preparations to deal with them. A survey by Tenant Referencing UK earlier this year found that 70% of landlords were unaware of the changes.
The few landlords who do know about the tax rises have been left with no choice but to evict tenants and sell-up or to increase their rents.
Anecdotal evidence from Touchstone Education’s regular Six Figure Summits – at which we offer property investors advice on how to maximise their income – suggests that thousands of landlords have already exited the buy-to-let market, switching their investments into commercial properties or serviced accommodation.
Those who remain,and are unaware of the changes, will have to pay punishingly high tax bills the day after they file Income Tax returns at the end of January and many don’t know they’re sleepwalking towards bankruptcy.
A landlord who attended one of our Six Figure Summits will have to find an extra £120,000 because of the additional tax burden on his property portfolio. His accountant failed to alert him to the changes,but he learned about them elsewhere and now he’s taking steps to deal with it. We’re working with him to find legitimate ways of reducing his exposure.
It was a shock for him but at least he found out in time - there are thousands of others for whom it will be too late, unless they act now. There areseveral HMRC-approved measures that can mitigate the impact of these punitive measures, including claiming capital allowances for residential properties that have been re-designated asserviced accommodation, also known as furnished holiday lets.
We are working with landlords who have been able to claim hundreds of thousands of pounds in capital allowances against their property portfolios, which means they can earn income and pay little or no tax. The highest individual HMRC-approved claim so far is for over £650,000.
Investing in buy-to-let has been a popular way to make money in the past and owners are now having to find ways to diversify. These draconian tax measures shouldn’t mean the end, there are other ways to earn a decent return on residential properties, you just need to know about them.
So as 2018 draws to an end, it's that time of year when we naturally begin to reflect on what he had hoped for, what we had planned and what actually happened. As with all things in life, there is always bad mixed in with the good, and vice versa. We are fortunate to have smartphones with Cameras that take excellent photos and video, but it can all too easily become one big mess of hundreds of clips that end up being uploaded somewhere and forgotten about, or just too many to be practical to ever watch.
That is why I decided to pick out my favourite moments and immortalise them in a short video that highlights my year, and what a year it has been. As always with me, life seems to be a rollercoaster, people come and go, some leave their mark, others leave a trail of disaster, but others remain and stand the test of time. It is these people who have real value in life, sincerity is PRICELESS.
I know first hand how it feels to have people purporting to be friends, but they secretly have an agenda. In fact one such person was working behind the scenes, interfering in my life for a long time before I could actually provide hard evidence to prove it. Imagine a person working on your friends like a Cancer, slowly manipulating them over time, convincing them that a pack of lies is the truth. When I did finally confront them, I lost my friends, because I was angry with what they did and they were angry that I find out (or the methods I used to get evidence) but I'm so glad I uncovered the truth. Sadly in these situations, there is too much collateral damage in the process of uncovering the truth, for there to be any realistic chance of remaining friends, that is very sad.
On a positive note, this year has been a real adventure, with a trip to Amsterdam with my good friend, a trip to Dublin with a group of friends, then a trip to Stockholm for a friend's birthday as well as several trips to Cyprus. For me, what really matters is quality of life, travel and friends, all the rest is little more than a pipe dream. We are all on borrowed time and we can easily forget that, the only things that have true value are our friends, our feelings and our memories.
Happy New Year 2019
Are you falling for the the bullshit that we are being spun by the political classes? We were lied to when our nation was dragged in the ‘Common Market’ and over 3 or 4 decades our country has been become wrapped up in so much red tape and political dishonesty it does not bare thinking about.
We have a youth who have been convinced that we will be isolated in some sort of poverty trap when we leave (if they let us) but in fact, we are in a different world to the one that gave up when we sold our soul to the EU. There is now a world trade agreement, we do not actually need trade agreements with Europe, they are already in place, but they are being used to scaremonger innocent people. We are worth more to the EU than they are to us….let us not forget that!
After a year of political high drama and turbulence, and given the seeming parliamentary impasse over the Prime Minister’s deal, there are massive anxieties about the consequences of leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place. Will it plunge us into an economic depression as some doom-mongers predict? Will prices rocket and essential goods be in short supply? Will there be riots on the streets as the ugly new social divisions opened up by Brexit play out?
I don’t doubt for one moment these concerns are wholly understandable and we are right to focus on them. But we should also count our blessings. We are not the only country experiencing turmoil — and for many of our neighbours it is far worse. Around Europe, many leaders are spending Christmas contemplating chaos and confusion politically, and widespread public dissatisfaction, growing unrest and even violence. For some, economic winter is already descending.
The level of corruption that has engulfed the EU is beyond imagination, but what are we to expect from an administration that does not have accountability? What are we to expect from a club that makes decisions in private, one that punishes it’s members by making them forfeit their pension if they criticise the EU? This ‘club’ is rotten to the core.
We have seen this club create debt throughout Europe and then force the citizens who were INNOCENT to pay the price. The UK will have absolutely no commercial losses by leaving, despite the scaremongering, but we may just be saving ourselves from the downward vortex that is engulfing the EU, one that will not end well.
There is only one thing we should fear more than leaving, that is remaining.
So the President of Egypt has taken drastic steps to deal with the country’s spiralling obesity problem.
Egyptians have been cracking jokes on social media after the Egyptian president went on a 20-minute televised rant complaining about the country’s obesity crisis. Authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi went on his second tirade against obesity in as many months when health minister Hala Zayed presented new numbers on the weight of Egyptians on Saturday.
Interrupting her, he asked, “Why are we doing this to ourselves?”
35 percent of adults – some 19 million people in the country of 100 million – are obese, again the world’s highest rate, as well as 10.2 percent of Egyptian children, or around 3.6 million. Yet again, we are putting political correctness before what is right. Is it right to humour people who are killing themselves and their children with bad diet and total indifference to good health. This is reaching EPIDEMIC proportions in many countries now and something has to be done about it soon.
Kate Osamor lives in a £750,000 council house along with her son Ishmael, He is a former councillor who resigned after being convicted of drugs offences.
She earns £77,379 as an MP while he earns £43,835 as her Chief of Staff. Ms Osamor tweeted over Christmas that she is proud to be in a council house
The council house is in Haringey, where there are 10,000 families waiting for a home. Miss Osamor, 50, continues to live there despite earning a salary of £77,379 plus expenses. Her son Ishmael earns up to £43,835 as his mother’s chief of staff.
Is this really the state of affairs now? Positive discrimination gone mad! When did this country decide to get on its knees and overlook so much wrongdoing just because the person concerned is a minority. It seems that the bias against White people in the UK has reached an alarming level that will surely result in a backlash at some point.
People cannot be allowed to blatantly take advantage and arrogantly flaunt their actions in the faces of people who are now at a clear and distinct disadvantage just because they ARE NOT a minority.
***SADLY THIS ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CLOSED - THAT'S A SURPRISE!"
This is a real lady, in the true sense of the word and with all the respect that accompanies the word. Feminism has not been the friend of women, the family or society as a whole. We have now reached the stage where there is not really anything tangible for them to complain about, so they hate, for the sake of hating.......and that is making them more toxic than ever.
In fact, as more and more women have begun to see through Feminism, the Feminists are now turning their attention to women who do not buy in to their twisted logic.
It's such a shame that the focus has not been on mutual respect, on supporting each other, on respecting the benefits that come from the Ying & Yang of the sexes.
Perhaps the tide is turning, who knows, but so much damage has been done, it will take generations to rebuild the fabric of society, if that's possible in the first place of course.