I watched the headlines on the 6 o'clock TV news and lost interest in the full stories.
This nation is obsessed with the EU Referendum, or at least the media is, the media is of course almost entirely controlled by Conservative types or self made billionaires on the make. The slanted half truths and lies never end and real facts are hard to find however these two sites may help 'Reality Check' or 'Kings College.'
The rest of the news was typical of the times, worthless space filling. How limited and controlled the media are, sometimes by governments, often by rich media bosses on the make and all influenced by the need to sell and all the while listening to each and every lobby group that appears. "Facts, Facts, facts," said Mr Grandgrind! No chance today unless you search the web.
Mostly these days I hear the news on the wireless via Radio 3 as this is short, well read and tells us we need to avoid listening to the drivel that longer news programmes offer.
I dreampt about buying a new house again today. It's not that I have bought a house, it's just that I dreampt about it once again. There are two problems with bringing this dream into reality, one is the need to find £500,000 (that's half a million!) against my bank balance of £47: 23p. The other problem is the man who lives there at the moment. For entirely selfish reasons he refuses to move out and let me move in. Indeed he was keen to strongly make the point he would move out only 'over my dead body.' This I offered to help him with but he demurred. Pity as it is a nice place with a nice garden.
Quite how anyone can buy under this grasping government beats me. The lowest price here is £62,000 and that is for a pokey wee flat in an 'Over 50's only' block. I would not want that! The cheapest one bed flat is £84,000 and that is appalling! Fine for one, not for two. The first 'house' turns out to be a narrow one bed place costing £170,000 and for £185,000 you get a modern mid terrace proper house (in which I suspect you hear the neighbours easily). How can a workingman afford this? A mortgage may give four times your salary, around £15-25,000 for most, that gives a total of £60,000 to £100,000 as long as you don't become sick, over 50 or unemployed.
The answer they say (or at least developers who bribe MP's say) is to build more houses on green belt land. These people already have plans for Brown field sites use them first I say.