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by Arwen Thebard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Home Security Upgrades
Replies: 117
Views: 20308

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Finally got around to fitting two bolts to our bedroom door, with extra long screws just be sure.
by Arwen Thebard
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3167

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

This statistic might help people visualise the amount of debt we are planning to run up. If we had a £1000 bank note..... (Current bank notes are 0.11mm thick.) £1 million in £1000 bank notes would produce a pile 4" inches high. £1 billion in £1000 bank notes would produce a pile 300' feet high. £1 ...
by Arwen Thebard
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3302

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

And this Guardian article from back in 2017 seems especially relevant now;

"Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table"

https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... jay-rayner
by Arwen Thebard
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3302

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

From an article by Tim Lang in Sundays Guardian; "At the heart of this crisis is a British willingness to let a small number of corporations dominate food retailing: just eight companies control 90% of our food supply. “It’s the ‘leave it to Tesco’ approach,” he says. The prioritisation of price has...
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3302

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

Current thinking seems to be that shopping will clam down once people are used to being at home and will stop panic buying. Im not so sure as I think stocks will start running very low soon across the whole country and people will want to get what they can as soon as anything arrives. Rationing woul...
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3302

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

Just watched a piece on BBC news showing a fruit and veg market, with wholesalers supplying pallet loads of goods to traders, one guy saying that there was plenty of produce "as long as the containers keep arriving" The camera pans in on a stacked pallet truck showing boxes from Ghana, Kenya..... Ho...
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3167

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Some people are choosing not to pay some of their bills at the moment, as those companies will likely be gone soon anyway and they can always catch up later. Better to keep the cash in their pocket for a few months rather than in a bank or a failing companies account.

Cant say I disagree.
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3167

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

I think that once this Corona virus passes we are going to have hell to pay, The Country is spending BILLIONS it does not have and its going to want to clear that debt with interest. I expect massive tax rises in the coming years. People simply do not grasp the fact that the government does not hav...
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3167

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

peejay wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:48 pm
I'm trying not to be a doomsayer but all the evidence points towards a coming depression that would make the 1929 depression look like someone getting upset at losing a £20 note....
Heres a graphic showing the speed and depth of the current downturn..... so far ;
Speed of Collapse.jpg
by Arwen Thebard
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3167

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

I know we are all focused on the C19 virus at the moment, rightly so, but please dont be distracted from the absolute carnage and meltdown that is going on in financial markets and global economies. If the virus wasn't happening this forum would have 20 topics and hundreds of posts on the subject, i...