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Number 10 so confident of May’s knowledge of the withdrawal agreement that they are considering challenging a Corbyn to a debate on it ahead of the meaningful vote on the 12th of December https://t.co/lnkGQ03DIT
Mind, I doubt Corbyn knows much of the detail either. If May was up against Starmer, an experienced lawyer, things might be different.
Corbyn would win, as he would concentrate on austerity, and only a handful of people are interested in the footnotes on page 382.
Housing Minister Heather Wheeler told 5 Live Investigates: "Where people have problems with their new-build home, builders and warranty providers have a legal and moral obligation to put it right.
"While we develop these plans, we expect the industry to continue to improve the current redress arrangements and ensure properties are consistently of a good standard."'
UK: "OK, lets ask the Gibraltarians"
Gibraltar: "Foxtrot Oscar"
UK: "We tried. Next?"
Jezza would make mincemeat of her.
Miserable lot maybe, unable to see where there's a bright future, but surely they're the say mix as the rest of us?
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If you want a debate, PM, call an election and we can have a proper one.
You really need to be debating your own Party colleagues.
You refused a debate during the GE. You want one now?
Etc, etc, etc.
If it's not properly established, the New Homes Ombudsman becomes another political gimmick, a meaningless waste of public money.
Our problems came under the 2 year NHBC guarantee and were sorted. We need to be careful that we do not lose common sense
The developer isn't really interested in revisiting sites and the ones I have dealt with fight tooth and nail to deny responsibility and prevaricate around remedial works. My concern is the volume of small problems will overwhelm a poorly resourced service which is in theory a good idea but will only work in practice if it has clout.
Corbyn supporters seem to think it could go onto the domestic agenda but the moderator would need to keep it focused.
TM is going full on public broadcast and meeting the public and this would just compliment it
It may not happen. Housebuilders' money helps to finance the Tory party. Landowners make a packet out of the system of awarding planning permission. There's always downward pressure on construction costs and quality because the price paid for the land is so high, also in a seller's market a developer can sell any old rubbish for £300,000.
When Milton Keynes began, the system was different. The development corporation bought farmland at its existing value - which is about £1,000 for a plot 50 x 20 m (quarter acre) - and sold serviced plots to self-builders, or bare plots to developers to put in services. The profit went to the treasury but in some countries it goes to the local council and reduces taxes.
We subsequently discovered the frames had been left out in the rain before being fitted and were never properly treated.
We claimed against the developer wanting proper windows for over 120 flats in three blocks all of which had the same problem and it was a long hard fight to get the developer to a) accept there was a problem and b) to do anything about it.
This is the kind of dispute where the New Homes Ombudsman could be of value but my concern is given the volume of new property being built and the likely volume of complaints, this new initiative needs to be properly resourced rather than just being one person in an office somewhere.
Would she be prepared to debate Boris?
If she's talking about the latter she will lose.
May should debate with Jacob.
Put it on BBC 3 , so not to interrupt any one else.
The worst that happens is Gib gets a mini "no deal" just for itself, not joint sovereignty, and because that will also screw a large part of Andalusia that won't happen either.
Lose - lose
Everyone already knows, even Labour voters know that Corbyn is an empty vessel and knows jack shit about anything. All he ever uses is left wing rhetoric.
But let us take a few moments to laugh at the 823 Gibraltarans that voted to Leave.
On topic May should debate the Eunuchs of the ERG.
Therefore all his team has to do is think up some great soundbites, pray he keeps off the topics of Jews, Israel and Palestine, and get him to hammer the soundbites home.
In this febrile environment, people coming to the table with facts are at a disadvantage, as facts are often inconvenient and difficult, whereas dreams are easy - until you need to implement them.
I can see the case, but it's mostly optics. Lots more work for 'just' the justification of a bespoke deal.