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Mere small change...no doubt Osborne will claim that under Labour the same measures would have resulted in a reckless and crippling £35 billion increase
umm... restructuring the NHS
you do make me chuckle.
looking forward to that
THIS IS MY LAST RESORT
but (hed) PE on the other hand, now there's a band that knew how to bring the party
that's always been the government's line. It's not like they're changing their tune.
in full control
right on course
so you're saying he's not in control and he's way off course?
about an elbows worth? a pepperpots worth?
just for the benefit of those perhaps you could outline just how far the gov will have to go to actually start pegging back the borrowing (rather than just the rate of borrowing)
I'm pretty sure that the plan was for deficit to be eliminated but that the debt would go up. Stop mixing them up. The fact that the deficit might be more than when they came in is pretty alarming.
that's good right? I mean, it's GROWTH that we all want yeah?
within 18 months anywhere there.
The Conservatives didn't win the election so any campaign promises fall under the Coalition Weasel Waiver clause and are thus null and void
They're at 36%, two points behind Labour.
heavily on the struggling economy then, aren't they? A whole TWO points? Wow.
18 months ago when they failed to gain a parliamentary majority in spite of Gordon Brown leading us to the blink of oblivion with his recklessness you mean?
Do you think Labour will win a parliamentary majority in the next general election?
Against an unpopular, "unelected" PM whose term was blighted by financial disaster! Seven whole points! Wowzers.
Or Liam Fox.
You can probably tell.
it was Labour that got us into this mess
It's the Conservatives that are capitalising
they fail to 'see it yet' and the world goes to hell in a handcart
I see it
Nuclear war with Iran
full on economic collapse that is coming.
And it is really scary.
but bitT's post actually makes me feel that the fireballs might refer to nukes....probably as a result of the global economic collapse....hmm I get this feeling that this will definately happen ...oh dear dual fireballs...US china? or russia? or will they just be sold on to others for resources....unfortunately this feels prophetic to me....not based on logic but on my ability to sometimes see the future (often by accidental reveal/puns/quips/idle thought)
so there are going to be nukes going off in the next decade :(
spooky and worrying
those ones are all worse.
i did enjoy that interlude.
i've changed my mind. best political thread ever.
a revision of public sector redundancies from 400,000 to 700,000
plus, over five years, the government is expected to borrow £111bn MORE than predicted in March
and apparently this is the most optimistic forecast he could put forward given that it doesn't take into account any future Eurozone problems
are you being sarcastic?
he's borrowing an extra £111 billion in order to spend less; stagnant growth, rising inflation, rising unemployment, falling tax revenues etc. - just like was predicted in that^ film almost a year ago
try and keep up
it's a very specific technical term and what they are forcasting, which is, what less than 1% growth?, is hardly a picture of health.
which is how lefties have been painting the government's economic policy.
Are you kidding me? Shall I quote Jeremy Clarkson back at you to even things up?
Barnardo's calls it "a desperate state of affairs when the government's own analysis shows that a further 100,000 children will be pushed into poverty as a result of tax and benefits changes announced today".
That 100,000 is added to the 300,000 that the Institute for Fiscal Studies already expected to join the numbers of poor children from Osborne's previous cuts.
here's the article about the Institute of Fiscal Studies report in May
is Polly Toynbee's argument really too complex for you to grasp? What a shameful admission
is being generous in the extreme. "Scattergun rant", perhaps.
which is worse... a scattergun rant or a failed economic policy
I just can't decide
with foresight rather than hindsight these days? What interesting times we live in!
what do you mean?
as opposed to being PREDICTED TO fail by left-wing commentators.
define "failed". Is there some objective target?
Not only has he himself admitted that this will not now happen he has also INCREASED the structural budget deficit (by an estimate of £30bn during this Parliament - the clue is in the thread title)
so, by his own definition he has admitted failure
the situation as it now stands was predicted a year ago
a roaring success I'm sure you'll agree
this is a baffling statement - even from you
also, you already tried it and I answered it here
why is he having to borrow?
they havnt a clue so they are reverting to a sort of doctrine
."It really is just like a medieval doctor bleeding his patient, observing that the patient is getting sicker, not better, and deciding that this calls for even more bleeding."
austerity just doesn't work, it makes things worse!
I do believe that Cameron and Osborne now exactly what they are doing. They want to make their banker buddies and themselves even more rich at the expense of the UK tax payers.
I wonder how long it will be before before banks demand another bailout?!
keep it in line
we're discussing economic policy in here
and I wanted to share it, since I thought that it was important for people to see what kinds of nut-jobs are allowed to appear on TV today.
seeing as he wants to publicly execute striking public sector workers in front of their families, why not post it in the strike thread instead?
but he obviously felt it was ok....perhaps it is in the circles he mixes with.....and since he mixes with Cameron and Brookes this is obviously their sort of humour......I think we all know what should happen to these sorts of people
I doubt that he was joking.
I didn't see the strike thread before I posted this.
I made a mistake, I'll take the consequences for that, and I truly apologize for my mistake.
it's just a DiS thread