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27 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

What the relevance of that, in this context, to the Foreign Office?

Maybe if they sold the place today they would have got a lot more due to the exchange rates.

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2 minutes ago, Kinnock said:

As the land was originally paid for by British taxpayers, I assume the millions the Foreign Office received for the land will be returned to British taxpayers in the form of a cash rebate?

 

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These "taxpayer" arguments are plain dumb.

 

I have no idea who paid for the initial land or construction, but lets assume it was the British Government on behalf of taxpayers. The money will go back to the British Government to be used for more taxpayer services, whether in Thailand for a new Embassy or back in the UK.

 

Call it greed. Call it what you want. But land was for sale, Central group bought it, and they can do what they want with it. Central Group are not hurting for money, so pretty sure they know what they are doing. 

 

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Yes it is a shame to see historical building torn down but lets not forget who had the privilege to look upon this building and grounds bloated civil servants who played God on who they deemed suitable for a holiday visa, and who you could marry and looked upon most Thai females as prostitutes while letting all the wrong people into the UK ,now we run around spending billions a year to watch and pacify them.          

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13 minutes ago, Cranky said:

Exchange rate actually quite relevant - had they have held on till now to sell it they would have trousered another 40 million quid or so. 

Perhaps you should have been the Chancellor as you seem to have the exchange rate crystal ball knowledge that the Government, or anyone else, didn't have.  How much more would they have made if they'd not sold for another, say, 12 months?

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1 minute ago, Just Weird said:

Perhaps you should have been the Chancellor as you seem to have the exchange rate crystal ball knowledge that the Government, or anyone else, didn't have.  How much more would they have made if they'd not sold for another, say, 12 months?

Blimey, I was only offering a possible explanation to the posters brexit themed quote.

No need to get your knickers in a twist.

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12 minutes ago, shy coconut said:

Maybe if they sold the place today they would have got a lot more due to the exchange rates.

Maybe, maybe not. 

 

What's the exchange rate going to be next month, you seem to know, or is it just hindsight that your advice to the Government, as Chancellor of the Exchequer or the Foreign Minister would have been?  Maybe they should have held on for eternity?

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1 minute ago, shy coconut said:
5 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

Perhaps you should have been the Chancellor as you seem to have the exchange rate crystal ball knowledge that the Government, or anyone else, didn't have.  How much more would they have made if they'd not sold for another, say, 12 months?

Blimey, I was only offering a possible explanation to the posters brexit themed quote.

No need to get your knickers in a twist.

Was that comment I made addressed to you?  No. It wasn't.  Don't get your knickers in a twist.

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49 minutes ago, beautifulthailand99 said:

so we could stuff our Indian opium down Chinese throats and make money during the great empire days. 

The East India Company, a private enterprise of the British government, trading in legal opium in exchange for Chinese tea. Leading to the opium wars and Britains’ occupation of Hong Kong. 

 

Today’s entrepreneurial spirit, in developing countries, is to replace symbolic buildings with fake environments to promote consumerism to the dim witted.

 

On the the other hand developed countries promote fear and loathing in the shape of fake news and ostensible known unknowns; Global warming, opps, climate change and Brexit. 

 

It’s subterfuge to keep the sheeple in line.

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Really just a building passed its use by date, of no historical importance to Thailand

Of course Thailand needs another multi-storey shopping complex and of course the hotel rooms will have direct access to the mall

 

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Where  did the money go to? The corrupt EU?

 

How can the government  have the power to sell off UK assets that belong to British  tax payers? Where has the money  gone?

 

Real tractors  are the UK government 

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Posted (edited)

I feel a bit sad about it, but can understand the financial logic. The Brits don't need such a large embassy nowadays. It must have cost a fortune to keep the place running especially with the security issues. Just a shame they couldn't find a better use for the land, for example it would have made a great park with the ambassador's residence and Queen Vic as attractions.

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Although it's tragic to lose such an historical building, it was definitely in need of a makeover. After I visited there for my affirmation for marriage, I emailed the embassy saying how scruffy it looked. Naturally I didn't receive a reply. 

 

Had it been in UK, as has been previously stated, it would have been a listed building. But, it seems off home soil it doesn't matter. A very blinkered attitude imho

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50 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

"...maybe the Thai Government should have bought it or maybe the UK should have given the land back for free...".

What?  It's value was £420,000,000!

We should have negotiated in Baht at the time and done a money transfer back to sterling  when the building finally came down. 

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