Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 25 Jul 2014 00:37:03 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=96#comment31 Welcome Paddy! We're all mad here..... I'm sure you'll fit in just fine!x Tue 30 Sep 2008 21:25:02 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=93#comment30 "moi????!!!!!!!!!"x Tue 30 Sep 2008 19:18:41 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=90#comment29 n-noodle, you are naughty! Mon 29 Sep 2008 22:30:16 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=87#comment28 Stew, I'm guessing Eric was having a day in lieu for the phone in show on Saturday.....(re DMcN, that'll be 'a day in lef')n-nxx Mon 29 Sep 2008 20:22:19 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=84#comment27 If Paddy is here all week (though the way he ended the broadcast sounded as if there was some doubt in the matter) who stands in on Sunday? Mon 29 Sep 2008 19:55:59 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=81#comment26 C_G 26, Yes, we've seen her photos. Mon 29 Sep 2008 17:26:41 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=78#comment25 DMcN @ 25, probably because she didn't try to send a photograph. :-) Mon 29 Sep 2008 17:16:46 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=75#comment24 L_S 24, Big deal, Paddy mentioned you on PM. Mon 29 Sep 2008 17:07:26 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=71#comment23 Wooohay! Paddy - brilliant job. Was all set to come and comment same when I heard your wonderfully chuff-inducing comment about my comment.Fame at last! Fiddle de de. I'll think about that tomorrow. Mon 29 Sep 2008 17:03:42 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=68#comment22 Paddy: you sounded the cool, calm voice of reason at 4.30. Looking forward to hearing you in the hotseat at 5pm, or as Fifi puts it, Pimms O'clock. Not really the weather for a Pimms today Fifi, I think I'll go with a G and T.Presume Eddie has headed off to a beach in a galaxy far, far away... Mon 29 Sep 2008 15:50:42 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=65#comment21 Paddy - I hope you don't have to have the Pocket Peston on tonight. If you do, be warned the News Front page for BBC news has this:"Peston: Worst day yet"And I thought it wasn't possible.... Mon 29 Sep 2008 15:36:48 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=62#comment20 Welcome, Paddy ... I'm sure you'll enjoy the PM chair. The key to the drinks cupboard is under the mat, but don't touch the gin or Sequin'll have your hide.Password: Pimms o'clockFifi ;o) Mon 29 Sep 2008 14:51:14 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=59#comment19 Robert Ian (9) and justfloating (14) I believe that in my area buy-to-let has inflated house prices and put the buying of a house even further out of each of first-time buyers. The houses don't stand empty here.My daughter and her SO are planning to buy a house, and are pinning their hopes on house prices falling - it remains to be seen how they will fare in getting their first mortgage.The house they are renting belongs to a retired couple who have already paid off their mortgage. The rent they receive is helping to fund their ex-pat life in Spain. Now that IS the way to do it ;o) Mon 29 Sep 2008 14:43:28 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=56#comment18 ...a couple of years ago, one of those e-mails was doing the rounds posing a number of questions beginning with the "Have you ever wondered why..?" phraseThe following question formed one of a number the message contained:"Have you ever wondered why the man who invests your money is called a Broker?" I have a feeling, I now know why... Mon 29 Sep 2008 14:29:16 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=53#comment17 Crackling good savings advice. "Trading Places" - the Eddie Murphy/Dan Ackroyd film. Someone made a "killing" out of pork bellies I seem to recall. And it wasn't the slaughter house personnel.Meagre earnings. Pork scratchings for a living. Apple sauce in th pie in the sky when you die. Mon 29 Sep 2008 14:13:17 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=50#comment16 Hi Paddy.Here's a thought.........Here's another......... Mon 29 Sep 2008 14:07:42 GMT+1 Perky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=46#comment15 Welcome Paddy - lovely to have yet another entertaining addition to the blog. I suggest you re-decorate the glass box whilst no-one's looking. And if none of the password suggestions work for you, may I suggest "golden joystick"???? Mon 29 Sep 2008 13:33:44 GMT+1 thenicecatlady http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=43#comment14 Hi Paddy glad to see/hear you.didn't invisible Gordie say that our economy was in a strong position and we could weather any down turn in the markets.Oh I know he was talking about cloud cuckoo land wasn't he! Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:45:01 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=40#comment13 It should have been (4) above not (6). Sorry.(9) RI. The connection would be true if the housing hype we have been hearing for the last few years was true. The actual situation up here in the dark north did not include the "let" bit in the equation. Lots of the houses and flats built in the area are not been used. They were just bought for the asset increase. The rates tenants could pay was just too little in comparison to the accompanying degradation of the property. They were just being sat on until the land availability decreased. The last of the mills to be converted was going through this year. Only green field sites left.Might work down in the south but with the loss of industry and banking in this area there are a lot less houses needed per family. Re password try "Eric" Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:42:53 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=37#comment12 Welcome Paddy and greetings from across the Irish Sea. Love the pig photo and caption - though, Like Bad News Blythe if you posted it, you may be in danger of being known as Paddy the Piggy. Every time I go through the kitchen, where R4 is on continuously, all I hear is yet more reporting on banks, credit crunch, financial crises, doom and gloom. Feeling rather like Scarlet O'Hara in the opening scene of GWTW: "War war war. Anymore talk of this war and I'm going to go inside and slam the door". [stamps foot] Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:40:09 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=34#comment11 Oh, and welcome Paddy! Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:36:24 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=31#comment10 DIY - and I thought I was the only one old enough to have been told about Nosmo King! Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:34:20 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=28#comment9 Welcome Paddy, have fun, rearange all the furniture!Re password, try nosmo king? Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:25:25 GMT+1 RobertIain http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=25#comment8 I know I'm a fairly simple soul, but still.Apparently one of the biggest liabilities in the Bradford and Bingley was a big reliance on 'buy to let' loans, which are now called evil and dangerous - but if there's no chance of a bank letting you have a mortgage in the current environment, and you still like the idea of living in a building and not a tent or a cardboard box, you will be looking to rent, whilst houses are being repossessed at knockdown prices and so should be buyable relatively cheaply- isn't it exactly the time that the buy to let market should boom, making a buy to let mortgage (if you can get one!) a pretty good longer term investment? Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:18:36 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=21#comment7 Welcome Paddy - we don't bite. Well most of us don't.Re password, try quad latte? Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:15:53 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=18#comment6 (6) G - "You are scary sometimes."Assuming you believe that inflation is really under control. Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:11:04 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=15#comment5 Gillianian. There in NO WAY I am going back to living with my parents. Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:57:36 GMT+1 U11235707 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=12#comment4 It's a cash sow... kill it!!! Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:48:35 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=9#comment3 Welcome to the Blog, Paddy. I recommend all listeners under the age of 45 to live with their parents and stuff their cash under the mattress ;o) Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:47:41 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=6#comment2 Who Politically is Saying "I told you so" what with the latest mutual that sold itself going to the wall? Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:47:04 GMT+1 Mrs Effingham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=3#comment1 Hello Paddy! Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:42:57 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/save_or_the_pig_gets_it.shtml?page=0#comment0 I'm sure that the PM team do not want you to feel like a third class citizen. Refuse to work till they get your passwords sorted. Have you tried System and User ? or Eric and Muir. Or Parma and Ham? Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:42:16 GMT+1