Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

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Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by josie andrews » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 pm

Is it any wonder this country is on its knees! 😡

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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by medlocke » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:24 pm

Good investment for the country, In years to come it will be worth far more than £12m and if it helps secure new trade deals then good stuff, Would rather the money be spent here rather than giving it to Pakistan for naff all

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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by Caboosegg » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:10 pm

Don't agree medlocke could have got something fit for purpose for far less.
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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by ancientnloyal » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:40 pm

I think we do need assets like this to woo clients, customers and business partners.

Google does not entertain clients in a static in Rhyl do they?
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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by DaveO » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:17 am

ancientnloyal wrote:I think we do need assets like this to woo clients, customers and business partners.

Google does not entertain clients in a static in Rhyl do they?
No, they have this huge HQ in New York. Not a five bedroomed penthouse that is neither use nor ornament for wooing anyone except they impressionable.

Who thinks anyone at the this level is impressed by the view?

We already have consular offices in New York. Total waste of money.

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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by Wintergreen » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:40 am

I'm less worried about this.

It's an asset not expenditure and an appreciating one at that.

The money has not gone out of the door, it's been effectively redistributed.

Rather this than spend on benefits for the lazy and "cba generation".

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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by jobo » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:32 am

Wintergreen wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:40 am
I'm less worried about this.

It's an asset not expenditure and an appreciating one at that.

The money has not gone out of the door, it's been effectively redistributed.

Rather this than spend on benefits for the lazy and "cba generation".
How many lazy and 'cba generation' people do you know Wintergreen?

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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by DaveO » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:03 pm

Wintergreen wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:40 am
I'm less worried about this.

It's an asset not expenditure and an appreciating one at that.

The money has not gone out of the door, it's been effectively redistributed.

Rather this than spend on benefits for the lazy and "cba generation".
It is not the government's job to be into real estate speculation any more than it should be hoarding pots of gold in case the price of gold goes up.

cba generation? Can't be Arsed I presume you mean? Don't know any of those myself. I do know someone who lives from hand to mouth despite being in work full time due to low pay. You know the "just managing" the party you support was supposed to champion but hasn't.

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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by SJ » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:04 am

Wintergreen wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:40 am
I'm less worried about this.

It's an asset not expenditure and an appreciating one at that.

The money has not gone out of the door, it's been effectively redistributed.

Rather this than spend on benefits for the lazy and "cba generation".
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Re: Government buys £12m New York penthouse for UK civil servant

Post by Mike » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:35 pm

What's the CBA generation?

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