The Unique Property
The Future of Real Estate in the UK
I said Iíd have a look at the UK specifically in terms of where
the place stands in the new world order. Itís not a pretty
Letís look at things from a commercial point of view. This is
supposed to be a blog about matters concerning real estate. If
you are about to buy a property, or about to move to a different
country, one of things you need to consider is whether that
countryís economy is likely to hold up. If the economy is on
skid row then the money markets are going to be tough. That will
affect the cost of money, which in turn will effect what your
house purchase will cost you on a monthly basis. If youíre
feeling smug that you dont need to borrow to buy then I hope you
are calculating the opportunity cost. If not, I will explain why
this is important in a later blog.
If you are looking to move abroad then you need to think of your
house purchase as similar to investing in a company, only in
this instance youíd be investing in real estate in that country,
so youíd better check out the country. For instance, if you are
intending to buy a house in France then you are effectively
investing in La Belle France PLC.
For a state to be successful it needs a few basic things. First
and foremost there are the three basics that any country needs
to have covered: security; food; energy.
Security: There are two sides to this. The first is to have a
security threat, which the UK most certainly has. But the
question has to be asked: is this in a form which can be used?
The answer is probably No. It may be a deterrent to anyone
else attacking the UK physically. The concept of MAD ensures
this. Why attack if there is a good chance that the retaliation
will wipe out the aggressor?
Unfortunately I do wonder whether the whole concept of fighting
battles is on the way out. The UK can be overcome militarily
over the course of about six weeks with a simple blockade. (See
the next two essential points.)
There is also the small matter of real battles. We have reached
a technical stage in the craft of war where I believe it is
impossible to win a war just by military means. Any modern war
would end either in mutual destruction or a pyrrhic victory, or
would never end. All three outcomes are unacceptable.
The other side to security is simplicity itself: be a nice
neighbour and dont needlessly annoy your neighbours. It used to
be called diplomacy. In short, you dont start weaponising things
which havenít been weaponised before. Why make life difficult
What on earth was the point of the UK annoying Russia? The
actions of that buffoon Johnson in Kiev and Istanbul were
tantamount to a declaration of war on Russia. Why do that when
the country depends for most of its energy and foodstuff from
Russia? A few years ago it was a very friendly country. It even
applied to join the EU and NATO. President Bush (another
buffoon) rebuffed that. And presumably what followed was also
dictated by Washington. The US government couldnít have Europe
cuddling up to Russia. Why do you think they keep starting wars
in Europe? Itís all down to the US governmentís obsession with
Maybe this is the time to ask if the UK electorate has at any
recent point voted to become a dependency of the USA?
The security situation can be summed up very simply. It would
take a foreign power roughly six weeks to blockade the UK into
starvation. Iím going to give that aspect of the countryís
basics a zero.
Next comes food. The country relies on imports for approximately
80% of its agricultural needs. That means the country is
woefully at risk, and clearly is vastly over-populated. It also
means the agricultural sector and the fishing industry are
woefully under-supported. This is a problem that will persist as
long as the UK keeps kowtowing to the EU, which is concerned to
keep the UK dependent. Fancy people whose food is dependent upon
foreigners seeking to give the food they do have (fish) to those
very foreigners? Mad! Totally mad!
Hold on, whatís going on here? The UK is dependent upon
Washington regarding defence, and the country is teetering on
reliance on the EU for food. Doesnít sound too wonderful to me,
especially as the EU is a province of the USA in all except
Doubt that? You have to be going through life with your eyes
shut. The US bombs international infrastructure, half of which
belongs to Germany, and the German politicians not only let them
do it, but accept what is clearly an act of war.
How can I give the UK any more than zero for the security of its
Okay, since we have touched on Nordstream letís turn our
attention to energy. Without access to cheap and reliable energy
the modern way of life regresses to that put up with by folks
way back in the middle ages. Wind power isnít consistently
strong enough to deliver anything remotely like even a base load
power source. It wont power any kind of large scale industry, or
the accoutrements of modern living. Solar power in the UK is a
fairyís dream. The UK has industries that require energy to
function relocating to India and China as I write this. And that
is a policy for the benefit of the British taxpayer?
My wife and I were ardent supporters of the green life way back
in the early seventies. In fact it was the two of us who started
the revolution of recycling, which has now spread across the
whole of Europe. We started it off in North-East Somerset. It
took me two years of pestering civil servants in Whitehall to
run a pilot recycling scheme which proved so successful and
profitable that it was eventually rolled out across the whole
country. We started with a small scheme, collecting bottles for
a cullet recycler in Bath, and newspapers for recycling at a
unit in Wookey.
I even tried to harness the power from a small waterfall at the
bottom of my garden. Positively medieval. You cant run a modern
economy this way. You need reliable power, not the kind of power
that kept a fourteenth century economy tottering along but only
if nature was kind. Also, do remember that in the fourteenth
century the climate was a lot warmer than it is now. (I write
this as Southern England is blanketed in snow in the middle of
The US Department of Energy reckons that by 2035 the US will be
able to support 38% of its economy on renewable energy. So you
shut it off now? We already have the state of California telling
its residents to stop using their electric cars because the grid
cant handle the load. You cant make up this stuff, itís surreal.
Oh yes, and California is under several feet of snow as well. No
doubt what the wonks call more global warming.
Oddly, the USA is self sufficient in energy and doesnít need to
behave in this way. Itís the same in the UK. The country has
enough energy within its borders to survive very nicely thank
you, so in theory the country gets 100% on that one, except that
the government in its infinite wisdom upsets its main supplier,
and now has to rely on vastly over-priced supplies from the USA,
which is running out of supplies itself. All the while the UK
refuses to develop the home-grown energy sources. So what should
come out as 100% actually has to be yet another 0%.
A zero rating for each of the three central requirements for a
safe and prosperous country. The only takeaway from this brief
analysis is that governments cant be trusted with anything, and
that investing in the UK has to be a mug's game.
As I say, you couldnít invent these scenarios. Itís all too
If we now move on to the less fundamental aspects of British
life we find that the bad news just keeps coming.
70% of foreign exchange comes from the banking system in the
city of London. Those of you who are ardent EU fans do remember
that the EU intention is that all that financial expertise
should be centralised in Frankfurt. The day that happens the
British economy sinks into oblivion. Not a problem if the Brits
dont have to import energy. Not a problem if the Brits dont have
to import food. But, dear friends, they do have to import both,
and without the foreign exchange there wont be any money to buy
either. And what will the poor folks do then?
Ok, those of you who love the EU, please answer that question.
It doesnít matter to me, I left decades ago, but it is
depressing seeing people committing suicide.
I could go further into this, but this is supposed to be a ten
minute blog. Those of you who live in the UK, or depend upon its
economy to support you should be asking yourselves whether you
are living where you are treated best.
And do remember when the ghastly reality of the green agenda
gets really into gear life is going to be even harder without
all the power sources you have been used to. In other words, are
you going to be treated well in the UK in the future?
Quite recently another business in the North-East closed down
due to the Green restrictions. It moved to India where it opened
up producing the same products but this time using cheaper coal
to power the machinery. Result? More unemployment in the
North-East of England, more money spent importing the goods that
were originally produced in England with the attendant extra
costs and the extra transport required, pumping more carbon into
the atmosphere, and the goods are now produced using a dirtier
power source. All that in the name of the Green agenda.
You guys are ruled by a bunch of total idiots. I happen to think
itís worse. By my definition they are guilty of treason.
I said it in one of my songs, ďThe Freaks are in ControlĒ.
Presumably you guys voted them in. I hope youíre pleased with
the way things are going. All I can say is; Not for me.
Oh yes, I almost forgot: The property market. Unless there are
massive changes seriously soon, UK real estate as an investment
will be history. The people living there will be living in
penury if much more damage is done to the City of Londonís
banking system. Remember that figure: it produces 70% of the
UKís foreign exchange. And that, if you remember, is needed to
buy 80% of the UKís agricultural imports, and most of its
energy. So you can say goodbye to that as well.
The lunatic Johnson has made sure that London is no longer a
safe haven for gold deposits as he weaponised them. Now rather a
lot of gold will be leaving those vaults for safer places in the
future, and with the future hard currencies being based upon
commodities, the countries with no apparent commodities will be
stuck with toilet paper instead of real money.
Iím sorry guys, but unless there is a massive change in the UKís
political stance Iíd advise you to leave pretty darn soon.
Another five years of the same and you wont have a country to
save, and your real estate will be garbage.