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  1. Vote, vote, vote people. Even if it's for the Torys, vote for whatever you believe in - it's the single most important right you have (at least it will be in 5 years time). Look on the bright side everyone, with the rate Theresa May u-turns I expect we will be in the euro and schengen by this time next year! (Not sure that would be great either, but you know - better than the alternative)
  2. Only caught the last half hour, kudos to Farron for using his final statement for that burn!
  3. Quick, quick - let's get it to 900. Did anyone predict page 900+?
  4. Agree that there is no reason for May to turn up, she isn't winning new voters at this point so has nothing to gain. Interesting that they are sending Amber Rudd though, I thought they would send someone more strong and stable to represent the party, live broadcasting of a hate crime, sorry 'non-crime hate incident', could definitely lose them some votes (who am i kidding, would probably get them the last few kipper holdouts).
  5. Same here!
  6. It's a risky move no doubt but the potential rewards are there, good chance to make the most of the conservative's mistake in attempting to run a presedential campaign around a weak leader. Also a really fucking good chance of Amber Rudd putting her foot in mouth again, something Corbyn has been doing well at avoiding lately.
  7. It should include agricultural land, yes. Unimproved land value is likely to be a lot lower than you expect though, unless you are running an urban farm, and values would fall further as a result of a land holders selling off unutilised land at a much higher rate than they do currently. It's important to note most proponents of LVT don't advocate it as additional tax, rather as a replacement for some or even all other forms of taxation - overall you may not be worse off, and if you are it would suggest that the current land use is inefficient.
  9. Fear of the unknown, voted for brexit hmmm....... Re LVT, from the labour manifesto 'A Labour government will give local government extra funding next year. We will initiate a review into reforming council tax and business rates and consider new options such as a land value tax, to ensure local government has sustainable funding for the long term' So no worry of it being implemented in the next 5 years, if ever. As an aside if you want to learn more about how it might work the wikipedia article is pretty reasonable - interestingly it's widely supported by most economists from the major schools as being one of the most effective, and progressive, forms of taxation available. Currently 98% of land in the UK is owned by just over 4% of the people - as the 'country is full' making best use of such a limited resource should be a top priority for both sides of the political spectrum, unfortunately those 4% include a lot of very influential people.....
  10. Started in 2007, the year before
  11. The late tickets didn't have photos on them, a mate brought one on the Wednesday and collected from the ticket office on the Thursday morning
  12. Now tickets are being dispatched i think it's pretty unlikely - See seem to have issues getting them all out in time in a normal year, not sure if they are up to the task of getting a load of last minute stragglers into the run. Would be nice if there was an official statement though, surely these sales can't really be considered 'secret' anymore, especially after last year. A simple 'no more unnanounced sales' would put us out of our misery.
  13. Approaching peak time and only 70 browsers...
  14. Possibly, but still a change from previous years (2007 onwards at least, 03/04/05 you could still sell/buy from secondary sellers)
  15. Every year the festival has sold out