gonefishin

  • I’ve had a few for the wrong constituency. In fairness I am right on a border so that happens quite a lot. We currently have a Conservative MP who’s best ploy is apparently the scaremonger that they are the best way to prevent the SNP from getting too many seats and demanding another referendum so we should vote tactically for him. In fairness…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    Want more routes? There are schools with tiny class sizes (fee paying)… try and poach their staff.

    Assuming they are qualified teachers in the first place which won’t necessarily be true. The point I was trying to make is that the length of time such a commitment would take to deliver would in all likelihood mean that it would not be d…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    One year.

    Only if you start with a graduate. A full time education degree takes four years https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/education/ug/2019-20/primary-education
    and then you will need to add a probationary period before they are fully qualified. It takes longer to train a teacher than a fixed term parliament lasts.

  • gonefishin replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    Crazy idea… more trained teachers. Just an idea.

    How long does it take to train a teacher from scratch? How long should a parliament be sitting for? The fact the former is greater than the latter tells you why that pledge isn’t made.

  • gonefishin replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    Also, when TF is Johnson going to go before Andrew Neil? I mean, it couldn’t be as bad as Corbyn, shirley? So, what’s he got to lose?

    He’s running his campaign straight from the Trump playbook. Doesn’t want to be questioned on his personal life (taxes for trump/kids for BJ), doesn’t want to be held to proper scrutiny which will show him up,…[Read more]

  • Care to elaborate please?

    I don’t own any part of the access road that must be used to get to my house, my neighbours do. Despite that they cannot park cars, block the road or do anything to restrict my access and this is specified in the deeds (there are parts of the road they would like to but that’s a whole different story). Now obviously…[Read more]

  • Who actually owns the land? Is there a paper trail for it?

    Where there is shared access over land, ownership of said land doesn’t necessarily convey any additional rights over those who have access to it.

  • We’ve got Pieps, probes and shovels, but I’ve always avoided airbags up until now. Mainly due to the huge cost, but also because I don’t want to do anything that might encourage us to take more risks….. And the idea of the kids being in an avalanche terrifies me.

    Having an air bag won’t do anything to stop an avalanche from occurri…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Ironing in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    I have an aunt who irons her sheets and duvet covers, I’ve never understood why.

    I do that. It means they store more easily as they take up less room and they are much nicer when they go on the bed on the first night. I don’t however change them every 4 days!

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Insulating pipes in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Just normal pipe insulation from any DIY store all that I would use. It’s what I have on the small bore pipework outside my home and I’ve never had any significant issue with freezing. Even if it does freeze it’s generally pretty simple to thaw out.

  • Volvo 2.5 engine tuned to St spec, don’t know about mpg figures but will be into 30, s on a run

    I used to have one and you’d be lucky to get into the 30s. Mid 20s was a more common average. Great car, poor economy and eats front tyres. You also won’t get a low mileage one these days. The newer ST will likely be better.

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Oh FFS it wasn’t done in adverts it was covered in the press as an actual new story at the time it was announced! It didn’t require “immediate change” as it was announced in 2010 and implemented in 2013. It wasn’t hidden away it was front and centre done at the same time as a lot of the “austerity” measures were implemented.

    To be clear I’m…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Space-saver vs tyre gloop in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I’ve not had a spare tyre in a car for 12 years. Gloop in one car and run flats/gloop in the other. In that time I’ve had one puncture where I sued the gloop to get myself home. I’m happy to take the reduction in weight and increased boot space that not having a spare tyre means. It’s also one less tyre pressure to monitor and manage.

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I take you’re point but where do you stop? How realistic is it to expect a letter every year detailing all the changes to tax law that have happened that may impact an individual? If letters get that complex and detailed the chances of anyone actually reading them, never mind understanding them, will likely go down.

    This is the same argument u…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Also, why should every Higher rate earner self asses? Genuine question.

    As a higher rate tax payer you can be liable for additional tax on things like savings, capital gains tax, dividend payments. You can also be eligible for additional tax reliefs on things like pension contributions and charitable donations. A self assessment is the only…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Especially when the IR have all the details already. Then when they finally decide to inform you 3/4 years down the line to expect an immediate payment, plus fine, plus interest…well that’s not fair

    No different to any other honest error made on a self assessment, I’ve been caught by this in the past. As for the “we didnt know” it’s been…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    You said ‘choose not to work’,

    Ah right I understand where you are coming from. That statement was meant to reference transferring tax allowances between married couples; there was no who have kids reference. That is why I mentioned “choosing not to work” as without kids then that is what it means. It was in no way an attempt to say that lo…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Gonefishin, if you think looking after kids full time isn’t working then they view would make some sense.

    I have to say that I’m not sure what you mean by that. I’ve never made any such comment and I seriously doubt that the level of child benefit would cover the minimum wage if child care was supposed to pay for a parent to look after their child.

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    This has been discussed many times and there hasn’t been an argument that has moved my opinion from…

    “Yeah it isn’t fair but it is simple to administer. Also no one said life would be fair and as it really only affects relatively high earners (of which I am one) I really can’t get too worked up about it. There are far bigger injustices in the be…[Read more]

  • gonefishin replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Indeed Jambo, married persons tax allowance is a joke.

    Why on earth should people get a tax break just for being married? Subsidising people who choose to not work is daft.

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