Could Post Brexit Government Be Landlords Dream Team?

Could Post Brexit Government Be Landlords Dream Team?

22:27 PM, 30th June 2016, About 8 years ago 25

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Could Post Brexit Government Be Landlords Dream Team

Homeowners and landlords alike appreciate stability in the UK property market, so being a nation of homeowners the majority of the UK will doubtless be thankful for a new top tier in Government.

Our prediction is an all female team to fill the top two positions in the post Brexit Government with ….

  • Teresa May as Prime Minister; because of her experience, track record and diplomatic approach
  • Andrea Leadsome as Chancellor of the Exchequer; because of her background in finance, banking and fund mangement

Andrea Leadsome is known to have been angered by many of George Osborne’s, including the nonsensical reductions of finance cost relief for individual landlords.

If we are right about Andrea Leadsome becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer, this is possibly our best hope of seeing a reversal of George Osborne’s policies to reduce finance cost relief for individual landlords. Of course, the backup plan remains to challenge the legislation under EU State Aid law, which still applies post Brexit, via a Judicial Review funded by the #TenantTax Campaign.

We think Michael Gove might land himself a position as Foreign Secretary, however, he has just stabbed Boris in the back, so might be seen as someone not to trust.

Boris Johnson announced earlier today he will not stand as Prime Minister after Michael Gove withdrew his support.

The former Mayor of London revealed his decision at an event that had been set up to launch his campaign to succeed David Cameron.

He said:

“Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament I have concluded that person [to lead the country] cannot be me.

My role will be to give every possible support to the next Conservative administration to make sure that we properly fulfil the mandate of the people, that was delivered at the referendum and to champion the agenda I believe in.”

Just to lighten the mood a bit, there is of course an alternative (wink, wink) 😉

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5:46 AM, 3rd July 2016, About 8 years ago

Out of all the candidates Andrea Leadsom is, by far the best option as PM. Her presentations during the debates were cogent and well considered. Add to this the manner in which she presented her responses, which was respectful but firm.
Theresa May looks the part but has been somewhat of a disaster in her previous cabinet positions especially when it comes to presenting her "argument"
With regard to the others - including TM - none of them are really ideal candidates for what is to come in negotiations with either the EU nor within the country.

Mark Shine

19:25 PM, 3rd July 2016, About 8 years ago

Hi Mark

You say We know for sure Andrea Leadsome would support us.’

Can you be more specific about who you mean by ‘us’?

She’s a ‘corporate’ BTLer, so will personally stand to financially gain from the implementation of Section 24.

Sean Graveney

20:32 PM, 3rd July 2016, About 8 years ago

Also quite interested know how this is known 'for sure'? Is it just because she owns rental property or has she actually stated as much?

Darlington Landlord

19:11 PM, 4th July 2016, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Sean Graveney" at "03/07/2016 - 20:32":

She was a city banker and fund manager before becoming an MP. She set up a Ltd company called Bandall with her husband to invest in buy to let in 2003. After some later bad press she set up her 18 year old son as director and transfered her shares to her husband. Clause 24 and the other changes impacting individual landlords will overall benefit that company.
There have also been questions raised about her hedge fund manager brother-in-law's large contributions to her and the party.
I suspect she will be more on the side of the corporate build to lets than the individual landlord.

Mark Shine

21:51 PM, 4th July 2016, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Darlington Landlord" at "04/07/2016 - 19:11":

Experience has shown me that when it comes to personal gain, the political elite (of left, right or whatever persuasion) and institutional ahem 'investors' are often 'in it together' in supporting policy that might possibly benefit them. Am looking forward to Mark A's (or any Leadsome supporters) response on this thread to clarify why they believe she might be opposed to S24, if that was what you meant by supporting 'us'. Other than s24 generally defies logic I mean,

Ps Sorry Mark, am honestly not trying to bust yr b...

NW Landlord

9:06 AM, 6th July 2016, About 8 years ago

Personally after the last year I don't trust any of their motives and would not hang my hat a coat on a u turn from any of the candidates, I will continue with incorporation and donate to the judicial review and support any lobby of the new leadership but my trust for the over privileged elite has gone

Whiteskifreak Surrey

11:13 AM, 8th July 2016, About 8 years ago

Just seen in Express on line:
This is dangerous. Gideon is clinging to his power at any cost. Truly disgusting.
My worry is that May will keep him as a Chancellor. What do the other think?

Luke P

14:20 PM, 8th July 2016, About 8 years ago

I think which ever of the two loses, the other will want to show a kind of grace and female-power by giving the other a top job. Assuming May wins, I imagine Chancellor for Leadsom is a possibility, but more likely to keep GO where he is and give Andrea her old position in the Home Office. That way Theresa gets to keep some old, some new, some Brexit, some Remain, some female show of power as well as balancing it with GO for the other 'top job'.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

14:38 PM, 8th July 2016, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Luke P" at "08/07/2016 - 14:20":

Luke, I pray you are not right. GO would be a total disaster, not only for Landlords but for the country. His position after the botched Remain campaign is totally untenable. At some point before the referendum I wrote to my MP (Cons, Remain) that GO and DC are pushing votes towards Leave side... Sadly I was correct.

Luke P

14:43 PM, 8th July 2016, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Whiteskifreak Surrey" at "08/07/2016 - 14:38":

I totally agree, but I think it's a realistic possibility...

One of my all time favourite political moments to date was watching GO being booed by 80,000 people at the presenting of the men's 400m T38 medals during the 2012 Paralympics! Stood there all self-entitled, expecting to be loved by the nation for 'looking after us all'. Proper t**t. Let's re-live it, shall we...

I don't know why he didn't get the message then. I'd much rather Cameron stayed and GO have gone. He's potentially the worst politician of a generation. The epitome of everything people hate about the political elite.

And I dislike his face.

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