+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 54
General Chat Thread, It's Just Not Working is it Gordon....... in General; ...
  1. #31

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,240
    Thank Post
    1,058
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    As an aside why not get a personal loan for the £2000? They are coming in at around 7% and would solve your immediate issue. Strange they wont take your scrappage allowance as deposit too.
    Won't need to, I'll use my other Credit Card. Then will pay it off when I get the Bill.

  2. #32
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post

    Just a quick history lesson, it was Regan and Thatcher who were responsible for the deregulation of the banks. And look what has happened.
    and you wondered why i reckon'd you were a labour voter ?

    Was wondering how long before thatcher cropped up.

  3. #33


    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,411
    Thank Post
    184
    Thanked 356 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    149
    [QUOTE=torledo;475757Was wondering how long before thatcher cropped up. [/QUOTE]

    Yep and its always the same record; "It was Thatcher that did x, y and z". Its not like Labour havnt had time to put things right.

  4. #34
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I spent the better part of 3 hours trying to argue my case on the phone to have my limit reduced. At the minute between my 5 cards (none of which are maxed and I always pay more than the minimum by atleast £100 if possible) my limit sits at the following

    £5000 on Virgin American Express
    £6000 on Virgin Mastercard
    £11000 on Barclaycard Mastercard
    £12000 on Tesco "clubcard" Mastercard
    £18000 on Barclaycard Visa

    I spent an absolute frickin age speakin with barclay card to have both cards reduced by £8000 on the Visa, and £5000 on the Barclays Mastercard, and an age on the phone to tesco to get it reduced by half.

    Getting it reduced is harder than having it increased!
    Quickest way to destroy your credit rating.

  5. #35

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217
    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Won't need to, I'll use my other Credit Card. Then will pay it off when I get the Bill.
    Mattx, I love your posts - pointless and full of rants but you always manage to make me chuckle!!

  6. #36

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,240
    Thank Post
    1,058
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    and you wondered why i reckon'd you were a labour voter ?

    Was wondering how long before thatcher cropped up.
    Well I was putting my money on Hitler.

    From Wikipedia - [ so NOT set in stone ]

    Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister with a mandate to reverse Britain's economic decline. Thatcher's political and economic philosophy emphasised reduced state intervention more free markets, and more entrepreneurialism.[citation needed] She once slammed a copy of Friedrich Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty down on a table during a Shadow Cabinet meeting, saying, "This is what we believe."[21] Thinkers closely associated with Thatcherism include Keith Joseph, Enoch Powell, Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.[22]

    Thatcher's political and economic philosophy emphasised reduced state intervention as well as free markets and "entrepreneurialism".[22] She vowed to end excessive government interference in the economy and attempted to do this through privatizing nationally-owned enterprises. After the James Callaghan government had concluded that the Keynesian approach to demand-side management failed, Thatcher felt that the economy was not self-righting and that new fiscal judgements had to be made to concentrate on inflation.[23] She began her economic reforms by increasing interest rates to slow the growth of the money supply and thus lower inflation.[24] In accordance with her "less government intervention" views she introduced public spending cuts[25] particularly on social services such as health care, education, and housing. She also placed limits on the printing of money and legal restrictions on trade unions.

    By January 1982 the inflation rate had fallen to 8.6% from earlier peaks of 18%. By 1983 overall economic growth was stronger, while inflation and mortgage rates were at their lowest levels since 1970.[26] The term "Thatcherism" came to refer to her policies as well as aspects of her ethical outlook and personal style, including moral absolutism, nationalism, interest in the individual and an uncompromising approach to achieving political goals.

    After the 1983 election, the Conservative majority expanded, Thatcher continued to enact her economic policies.[25] The UK government sold most of the state's large utilities.[25] The policy of privatisation was a main component of Thatcherism. When Thatcher was forced to resign as British Prime Minister in 1990 British economic growth was on average higher than the other large EU economies (Germany, France and Italy). However this was accompanied by poor social conditions compared with the rest of the EU.

    The price of these economic policies was high unemployment that embarrassed the Thatcher government so much that the definition of unemployment was changed 31 times in order to come up with lower figures. Despite this, the official rate of unemployment in the United Kingdom increased to 9.1% in the years 1979-89 after it had been 3.4% between 1973-79 and 1.9% between 1960-73.[4][27]

    In 2001 Peter Mandelson, a Member of Parliament belonging to the British Labour Party and closely associated with Tony Blair, famously declared that "we are all Thatcherites now."[28] In reference to contemporary British political culture it could be said that a "post-Thatcherite consensus" exists with regard to economic policy. In the 1980s the now defunct Social Democratic Party adhered to a "tough and tender" approach in which Thatcherite reforms were coupled with extra welfare provision. Neil Kinnock, leader of the Labour Party from 1983–1992, initiated Labour's rightward shift across the political spectrum by concurring largely with the economic policies of the Thatcher governments. The New Labour governments of Tony Blair have been described as "neo-Thatcherite" by some since many of their economic policies mimic those of Thatcher.[29][30]

    Most of the major British political parties[who?][citation needed] today accept the trade union legislation,[neutrality is disputed] privatisations and general[clarification needed] free-market approach that Thatcher's governments installed. By 2009 no major political party in Britain was committed to reversing the Thatcher governments' reforms of the economy.[30]
    Last edited by mattx; 10th March 2010 at 02:53 PM.

  7. #37

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,240
    Thank Post
    1,058
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Mattx, I love your posts - pointless and full of rants but you always manage to make me chuckle!!
    Life is pointless, I just enjoy the stupidness of it all. And if that means lighting the touch paper and standing well back so be it.
    Last edited by mattx; 10th March 2010 at 02:42 PM.

  8. #38

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,240
    Thank Post
    1,058
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Few things on there I never knew.....

    Credit Rating: How it works and how to improve it ...

  9. #39
    sippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Swindon, Wiltshire
    Posts
    1,717
    Thank Post
    134
    Thanked 183 Times in 134 Posts
    Rep Power
    108
    Don't forget that if you keep applying for cards/loans that also effects your credit status as I found the hard-way!!

    As for personal loans, they advertise at 7% but more are like 20% and thats with a good credit rating!

  10. #40
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I spent the better part of 3 hours trying to argue my case on the phone to have my limit reduced. At the minute between my 5 cards (none of which are maxed and I always pay more than the minimum by atleast £100 if possible) my limit sits at the following

    £5000 on Virgin American Express
    £6000 on Virgin Mastercard
    £11000 on Barclaycard Mastercard
    £12000 on Tesco "clubcard" Mastercard
    £18000 on Barclaycard Visa

    I spent an absolute frickin age speakin with barclay card to have both cards reduced by £8000 on the Visa, and £5000 on the Barclays Mastercard, and an age on the phone to tesco to get it reduced by half.

    Getting it reduced is harder than having it increased!
    Well thats easy that means a new job overseas and £52,000 in your Cayman islands bank account.

  11. #41
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Yep and its always the same record; "It was Thatcher that did x, y and z". Its not like Labour havnt had time to put things right.
    and give labour another 13 years and it STILL won't be enough time or trillions to correct the wrongs of the thatcher era.

    I think the biggest problem is that all those who complain about that era are just as much beneficiaries of the savings and investments revolution. Infact, we all are. Whether it's buying cars on finance, buying corporate bonds or investing in countless other financial products, gearing to invest in property, shares from demutualisation and privatisations [probably long since sold at a fat profit]...i could go on.

    Thatcher's children.

  12. #42
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    haha. I posted my last post and then read your wikipedia link and noticed the mandleson 'were all thatcherites now' line.

    hell, yeah.

  13. #43

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,240
    Thank Post
    1,058
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    haha. I posted my last post and then read your wikipedia link and noticed the mandleson 'were all thatcherites now' line.

    hell, yeah.
    And that is why there is NO Labour party now....

  14. #44

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,240
    Thank Post
    1,058
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    and give labour another 13 years and it STILL won't be enough time or trillions to correct the wrongs of the thatcher era.

    I think the biggest problem is that all those who complain about that era are just as much beneficiaries of the savings and investments revolution. Infact, we all are. Whether it's buying cars on finance, buying corporate bonds or investing in countless other financial products, gearing to invest in property, shares from demutualisation and privatisations [probably long since sold at a fat profit]...i could go on.

    Thatcher's children.
    Try telling people who lost their homes because of black Wednesday are beneficiaries......

  15. #45

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,156
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124
    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Hope that clears it up or would you like me to draw you some nice pictures of flowers instead ?
    Flowers, please! I don't think there's enough colourful stuff in your posts :-)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Video] Andrew Marr Interview with Gordon Brown
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 4th January 2010, 07:33 PM
  2. Gordon Brown to become a teacher!
    By john in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 21st June 2009, 07:41 PM
  3. Gordon Brown get a verbal assault at the EU
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 27th March 2009, 12:26 PM
  4. Gordon Brown says very little!
    By Ric_ in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15th May 2008, 01:08 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •