Monday, 3 July 2017

Fun Online Polls: Homophobia; House prices.

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

Who is more homophobic?

The DUP/their voters - 3%
Islam/Muslims - 84%
You say it like it's a bad thing - I am homophobic myself - 13%

A good turnout with 103 voters, thanks to the other three people who retweeted it.

I'm with the majority on this one but fair play to the 13% who are truly prepared to swim against the tide.

Top comment:

MC: I suspect they're both equally homophobic, but not equally barbaric, hence: some uproar about a cake vs regular executions.

Not much more to say, apart from, if you project from where I stand on just about anything to the DUP and extend that by a factor about ten or a hundred, that's Islam. I don't like the DUP, hence....

If pointing this out makes me racist, then we truly live in a crazy world. The world which the 3% inhabit.
Moving on to a completely unrelated topic, from The Metro:

Housing prices are facing a double whammy of a potential Brexit recession and a fall in real earnings, according to two leading professors at the London School of Economics.

The warning comes on the heels of a report by the National Association of Estate Agents that found the number of homes sold in May for below asking price climbed to 77%.

If a crash mirrors that of the early 1990s, when there was a near 40% plummet in property prices, it could put more than a million people at risk of negative equity – when the value of your home is worth less than the cost of your mortgage.

As per usual, they are presenting this as A Bad Thing by hamming up the nequity angle (the 'two leading professors' Hilber and Cheshire are hard-core Home-Owner-Ists). Somebody (TBH) asked me the semi-rhetorical question recently: "Who really stands to lose out from falling house prices?" We agreed that it's only a tiny sub-section of UK households, but that's not how the MSM spins it.

(As to the Metro article itself a) this is all just special pleading and b) what we have now is the usual mid-cycle wobble, always happens about ten years into each eighteen year cycle. And it's never different this time.)

So that's this week's Fun Online Poll.

"How would you feel if house prices fell by a third?"

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.


L fairfax said...

PS I would also wish that I had sold to rent so I could benefit from it.