Following UK Politics Thread Page 657

  • X201 11 Mar 2020 13:40:41 20,586 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    So.... who is paying for this money fountain?
    Thatís been my thought throughout.

    Wait for the tax rises hidden in the small print
  • Technoishmatt 11 Mar 2020 13:59:43 4,045 posts
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    Actually its deferred, ie more borrowing. Pretty low on detail in speech, but seems to be broadly tax neutral.

    Which is a shame. Was expecting more in fuel duty.
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Mar 2020 14:56:34 9,933 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    Abolishing much of red diesel exemption is pretty big, though.

    Pretty good budget/speech so far.
    Except for agriculture and trains... which is basically everyone legally obtaining red diesel...
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Mar 2020 14:57:54 9,933 posts
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    The change in entrepreneurs relief has the ability to bring in £900k extra for everyone who uses it, as it reduces the 10% corp tax band from 10m to 1m
  • Joey_Deacon 11 Mar 2020 17:51:29 13 posts
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    So it's borrowing to fund growth, a Keynesian budget. The last 10 years of austerity were just lies then ? I'm shocked.
  • Jono62 11 Mar 2020 18:11:30 24,841 posts
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    It was the last government's fault.
  • ResidentKnievel 11 Mar 2020 20:54:04 7,402 posts
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    The first few years of the Coalition government were hard going for me and my family, could have really done with a Keynesian budget when interest rates were low then.

    Better late than never. :/
  • ResidentKnievel 12 Mar 2020 09:09:56 7,402 posts
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    And the FTSE opens 5% down

    Looking more and more like that we're heading for a recession in spite of yesterday's budget and interest rate cuts.

    Hopefully the brexit transition deadline is kicked down the road another couple of years.
  • Jono62 12 Mar 2020 10:04:45 24,841 posts
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    So what you are saying is the virus is a remainer hoax to get Brexit reversed.

    Edited by Jono62 at 10:04:55 12-03-2020
  • ResidentKnievel 12 Mar 2020 10:38:39 7,402 posts
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    No, I'm saying it's time for us to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside.
  • Dougs 20 Mar 2020 07:19:28 93,664 posts
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    Amazing ignorance

    https://mobile.twitter.com/allisonpearson/status/1240761655803478022
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 20 Mar 2020 07:23:06 13,305 posts
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    The DHSS or is it the DSS they dropped the H. How long before they drop the D?

    I think you know what Iím saying
  • TheSaint 20 Mar 2020 09:35:14 19,486 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Amazing ignorance

    https://mobile.twitter.com/allisonpearson/status/1240761655803478022
    Is this the first time a Telegraph writer has ever been concerned about young people on benefits?
  • Dougs 20 Mar 2020 09:43:27 93,664 posts
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    I think so, yes.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 20 Mar 2020 09:45:00 32,916 posts
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    It's going to be morbidly entertaining seeing reality finally smack some people in the face.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 4 Apr 2020 10:42:56 19,435 posts
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    New Labour Leader about to be announced.
  • TechnoHippy 4 Apr 2020 10:48:51 17,046 posts
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    Tricky time to become the new opposition leader with the current crisis, although maybe it will offer them the time to clean house and prepare for when it's all over.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 4 Apr 2020 10:49:36 2,865 posts
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    Picking their moment well
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Apr 2020 10:51:44 9,523 posts
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    Here's hoping for at least a covert racist (ideally not one at all)
  • Trowel 4 Apr 2020 10:52:22 23,320 posts
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    PA say its Starmer.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 4 Apr 2020 10:53:25 19,435 posts
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    Technology fail.
  • RichDC 4 Apr 2020 10:53:30 8,817 posts
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    BBC announced Starmer wins.
  • Graxlar_v3 4 Apr 2020 10:57:20 9,933 posts
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    Some good news at last... I wonder how momentum are going to take this.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 4 Apr 2020 10:58:57 19,435 posts
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    And Rayner.
  • JamboWayOh 4 Apr 2020 11:01:08 18,852 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Here's hoping for at least a covert racist (ideally not one at all)
    I'm pretty sure that's on the competency skills requirement.
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Apr 2020 11:03:37 9,523 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    Some good news at last... I wonder how momentum are going to take this.
    To H1ggy's timeline, gang

    Edited by fontgeeksogood at 11:03:47 04-04-2020
  • elstoof 4 Apr 2020 11:07:58 25,589 posts
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    Poor higgy, think of all the arguments labour will lose now
  • Graxlar_v3 4 Apr 2020 11:13:58 9,933 posts
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    National government trap?
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