MEIN B2L KAMPF In between decorating Mortgage Strategy’s Christmas tree and singing Bing Crosby classics last week, Mole was tickled pink by a video on Youtube, which shows a property-owning Adolf Hitler taking the demise of his buy-to-let empire badly. The video is taken from the 2004 German film Downfall, which was set in April 1945 and explores the final days of the Reich as the Allied Force and Russian Army close in on Berlin. The original subtitles for the film have been changed so instead the generals are pointing out where they’ve been able to secure property deals. And then they have to break the bad news – no money down buy-to-let investing and creative finance is dead. Hitler goes mental. “We haven’t been in this much sh*t since Mortgage Express withdrew the same-day remortgage on us,” he screams.
To check it out go to www.youtube. com/watch?v=4VBUd-B6LwM
ICE ICE BABY Mortgage Strategy was invited for ice skating at Somerset House, London by the kind folk at Nationwide last week. The building society team glided around the ice rink like professionals whereas the Strategy team had a little more difficulty. Editor Robert Thickett fell over an embarrassing 15 times, only exiting the rink after head-butting the floor. By contrast, ace hack Samuel Dale was seen doing the splits although it was a shame about the rips left in his trousers. “It was really slippery,” Thickett was heard murmuring as he nursed his bruises.