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Still feels like 1992!

Just as in 1992 the election went against the pundits and polls - with a small Conservative majority which - if memory serves me right was about 25 in 1992. There is ONE HUGE difference this time: political stability is 'in' and this government is here to stay for 5 years. A little known change of wording in the 'Fixed term parliament act 2011' means that a 'no confidence' vote in the government needs two thirds of all MP's to vote in favour. That means at least 40 Conservative MP's to vote against their own government to create the required trigger for an election. Turkeys voting for Christmas! What this means is that thereis going to be a period of 5 years of relative stability politically and economically (Unlike poor old John Major in 1992) We spent a breakfast meeting being briefed by a prominent UK economist yesterday advising of five very solid, moderate growth years which bodes well for business and homeowners alike. House prices are predicted to grow by about 7-10% per annum in the south east-making this a very appropriate time to get out there and get moving!

Just as in 1992 the election went against the pundits and polls - with a small Conservative majority which - if memory serves me right was about 25 in 1992.

There is ONE HUGE difference this time: political stability is 'in' and this government is here to stay for 5 years. A little known change of wording in the 'Fixed term parliament act 2011' means that a 'no confidence' vote in the government needs two thirds of all MP's to vote in favour. That means at least 40 Conservative MP's to vote against their own government to create the required trigger for an election. Turkeys voting for Christmas!

What this means is that thereis going to be a period of 5 years of relative stability politically and economically (Unlike poor old John Major in 1992)

We spent a breakfast meeting being briefed by a prominent UK economist yesterday advising of five very solid, moderate growth years which bodes well for business and homeowners alike. House prices are predicted to grow by about 7-10% per annum in the south east-making this a very appropriate time to get out there and get moving!

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