Barclay bros, and their £1.7bn, leave many on Sark unemployed at Christmas

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Found 12th Dec 2008
How about we return the favour? I won't be reading the Telegraph anymore. Worth 1.7bn and they grudge investment in the place they call home? What a couple of pratts!
Do they practice totalitarianism or something? Like they think they can buy an election just because they have a big bank balance **[shakes head in sarcasm]**
I will be boycotting anything the Barclay brothers are part and party of from now on. They are not worth giving my money to. I'd rather give my money directly to charity than subsiise a couple of a-wipes like that.

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They can come and live here if they like, bringing their investment with them.

Will be interesting to see how those who voted against them will be able to carry on without their money, wont it.

surely i can't be the only one to not have a clue what this is about?,
any links refs, i'm just nosey and always up for a boycott is all

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maddogb;3743803

surely i can't be the only one to not have a clue what this is about?, … surely i can't be the only one to not have a clue what this is about?, any links refs, i'm just nosey and always up for a boycott is all



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who the f are sark?

linky plz

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news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

Sorry, I assumed this was common knowledge

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Scribbles;3743865

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/guernsey/7779135.stmSorry, I … http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/guernsey/7779135.stmSorry, I assumed this was common knowledge



mehhhhh

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"the estate has no need to sell the properties and intends to hold on to them"

This is the quote that annoys me most. They can afford to leave the businesses derelict rather than selling them to someone else, so they intend to. Sounds like sour grapes to me. It incredible how money can turn people into spoilt, vindictive, spiteful [expletive here].

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Scribbles;3743963

"the estate has no need to sell the properties and intends to hold on to … "the estate has no need to sell the properties and intends to hold on to them"This is the quote that annoys me most. They can afford to leave the businesses derelict rather than selling them to someone else, so they intend to. Sounds like sour grapes to me. It incredible how money can turn people into spoilt, vindictive, spiteful [expletive here].



this is a capitalist system dude.. horrible people get rich

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imranmaz;3744036

this is a capitalist system dude.. horrible people get rich



Agreed. Horrible people can lose money too, and I have a good feeling that Telegraph sales will drop off of a cliff over the coming days.

Scribbles;3744086

Agreed. Horrible people can lose money too, and I have a good feeling … Agreed. Horrible people can lose money too, and I have a good feeling that Telegraph sales will drop off of a cliff over the coming days.



I doubt many people give a sh*t

I'm not sufficiently interested to find out all about Sark, but I think that the voting population there is about 500 and they have just voted themselves out of a Feudal - yes FEUDAL, system into democracy. It seems that they couldn't manage to take the final steps in getting rid of some non-democratic but important positions. The Barclay brothers wanted full democracy and when their candidates for the full democracy weren't elected, they closed all their rented businesses, depriving 150 or so people of their livelihoods. I suppose it must be legal.
I certainly don't like the actions of the brothers it seems vindictive. They're pretty well known for being strong-minded I thnk.
I'm not fond of feudalism so I'm glad that's gone.
It seems that the people of Sark made their choices so must feel that the consequences are worth it.
I cannot imagine why they would not go for full democracy.
Did you ever read the Telegraph scribbles?? I wouldn't imagine that there would be any effect at all on its sales.

Scribbles;3743963

"the estate has no need to sell the properties and intends to hold on to … "the estate has no need to sell the properties and intends to hold on to them"This is the quote that annoys me most. They can afford to leave the businesses derelict rather than selling them to someone else, so they intend to. Sounds like sour grapes to me. It incredible how money can turn people into spoilt, vindictive, spiteful [expletive here].



reminds me of the Centrepoint in tottenham court road story ...
]clicky
"For years after, Centre Point was was at the centre of controversy, as greedy property tycoon Harry Hyams intentionally kept it unoccupied as values soared against its potential rent yield.

It's construction cost in 1964 was �5.5 million whilst its estimated market value in 1973 was �20 million. Moreover, by keeping it empty it was not liable for rates!

Hyams' tactics resulted in Centre Point becoming the single most profitable building ever constructed in the UK - and act which so outraged students from the Architectural Association that they planned to storm the building and hold the security guards hostage to publicise his actions."

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Yeah chesso, i'm a regular reader of the Telegraph, Independant and Guardian. I'll be taking the former off the list now.

No, one sale makes no difference but I would hope that many will be annoyed that two rich tycoons think they can influence a democratic election with their millions.

so let me get this right..
two rich men who "own" an island don't like the idea of an inherited un-voted for postion of political power? do they also object to the queen?
is that because it's not for sale then? nad who are they going to leave the ownership of the island too when they die?
tis a funny old world!

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chesso;3744163

I'm not sufficiently interested to find out all about Sark, but I think … I'm not sufficiently interested to find out all about Sark, but I think that the voting population there is about 500 and they have just voted themselves out of a Feudal - yes FEUDAL, system into democracy. It seems that they couldn't manage to take the final steps in getting rid of some non-democratic but important positions. The Barclay brothers wanted full democracy and when their candidates for the full democracy weren't elected, they closed all their rented businesses, depriving 150 or so people of their livelihoods. I suppose it must be legal.I certainly don't like the actions of the brothers it seems vindictive. They're pretty well known for being strong-minded I thnk. I'm not fond of feudalism so I'm glad that's gone.It seems that the people of Sark made their choices so must feel that the consequences are worth it.I cannot imagine why they would not go for full democracy.Did you ever read the Telegraph scribbles?? I wouldn't imagine that there would be any effect at all on its sales.



This is an important point. The brothers must have made themselves pretty clear before the elections took place. if the locals voted differently then they should have done so with the knowledge that this would happen.

btw i'm not saying they should have changed their votes to keep their jobs... I hope their new government will help them out.

kippy;3744275

reminds me of the Centrepoint in tottenham court road story … reminds me of the Centrepoint in tottenham court road story ...]clicky"For years after, Centre Point was was at the centre of controversy, as greedy property tycoon Harry Hyams intentionally kept it unoccupied as values soared against its potential rent yield. It's construction cost in 1964 was �5.5 million whilst its estimated market value in 1973 was �20 million. Moreover, by keeping it empty it was not liable for rates! Hyams' tactics resulted in Centre Point becoming the single most profitable building ever constructed in the UK - and act which so outraged students from the Architectural Association that they planned to storm the building and hold the security guards hostage to publicise his actions."



That's shocking!! Trump would be proud!

Scribbles;3744362

Yeah chesso, i'm a regular reader of the Telegraph, Independant and … Yeah chesso, i'm a regular reader of the Telegraph, Independant and Guardian. I'll be taking the former off the list now.No, one sale makes no difference but I would hope that many will be annoyed that two rich tycoons think they can influence a democratic election with their millions.



happens ALL the time all over the world!

Scribbles;3744362

Yeah chesso, i'm a regular reader of the Telegraph, Independant and … Yeah chesso, i'm a regular reader of the Telegraph, Independant and Guardian. I'll be taking the former off the list now.No, one sale makes no difference but I would hope that many will be annoyed that two rich tycoons think they can influence a democratic election with their millions.


I suppose you were thinking of 'balance' in your reading!!

imranmaz;3744760

happens ALL the time all over the world!


Absolutely. Presidential elections in the US spring to mind.


maddogb;3744396

so let me get this right.. two rich men who "own" an island don't like … so let me get this right.. two rich men who "own" an island don't like the idea of an inherited un-voted for postion of political power? do they also object to the queen?is that because it's not for sale then? nad who are they going to leave the ownership of the island too when they die?tis a funny old world!


Only too true.

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