Monday, 05 September 2022
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With a new Prime Minister to be announced today (Mon 5th Sept 2022), we’ll start a fresh thread for all the discussion, and also use this one for any other Westminster/Politics related stuff going forward.

The old thread is now locked as Boris and his Government are replaced.

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1 month ago
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#317247
I thought she did rather well on BBC today-once she got a word in.

The problem here is the message delivery.

The shadow chancellor’s effort was pathetic-more tax, more tax, more tax

I saw it the other way Laffy. Truss did the typical politician thing of answering a different question and going on and on quite repetitively to prevent Ms K asking more questions. It was a Q&A - she has to be asked questions. And even some of those had to be repetitive because Truss wouldn’t answer them.
1 month ago
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#317248
Well to her credit she took the hit but laid it on to her Chancellor.

I thought Reeves was all over the shop-and got picked off.If the Labour Party are serious, then they should be scrutinised and if that was the best she could come up with, as Neil Oliver said last night, neither side is worth his vote
1 month ago
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#317262
Kwasi Kwarteng ‘attended champagne party with financiers on mini-budget day’

Tory party chair defends event, at which guests allegedly told chancellor to ‘double down’ on his policies, as ‘not unusual’

The Conservative party chair has defended the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, and said that people who attended a private champagne reception with him on the day he delivered his mini-budget should be “lauded” as Britain’s leading entrepreneurs.

Jake Berry said the drinks reception was not unusual and that along with hedge fund managers, property developers had also been present.

He said: “These people should be lauded because we don’t have public funding of political parties and these are people who go out and make money and donate to political parties,” he told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

“It wasn’t a get-together of hedge fund managers, it was Britain’s leading entrepreneurs. Yes, I was there, but it’s the normal drumbeat of treasurer’s events that we have all the time.”

Taking the piss seems to be the way for the Tories. Champagne, wine and cocktails were quafffed by the Chancellor and the Party chairman.
1 month ago
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#317265
Leave Dizzy and Kamikaze alone They are doing a fantastic job !!!


Conservative party members have made a brilliant choice


They must be allowed the fight the next general election as Prime Minister and Chancellor


Please don’t change your plan for the 45% tax rate
1 month ago
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#317266
Good to see Jacob Rees-Mogg’s business partner Dominic Johnson has quietly been made a peer and today given a top job in the cabinet.
Luckily I am sure someone will come along here to assure me that he is the best person for the job and any connection to J R-M is purely coincidental.
1 month ago
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#317270
Stand by for the tax rate U-turn.......:D
Stand by for the tax rate U-turn.......:D


Confirmed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-63114183

Absolute horror show for the new administration.
1 month ago
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#317272
A terrible distraction apparently. I thought this was what was gonna save the economy ? Wonder what his next trick is gonna be.
1 month ago
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#317273
Right policy, wrong time-not a great look so the change of heart is most welcome
1 month ago
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#317274
They haven’t got a clue.
1 month ago
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#317275
They do look a bit out of touch with sentiment-I’ll give you that

Reducing taxes is the right way-but timing not the best
1 month ago
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#317276
If you want to reduce taxes do it by raising the tax thresholds and not by abolishing the top rate.
1 month ago
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#317277
I suspect too expensive just now but I agree your view

Lot of trouble out there just now-Credit Suisse reported to be in difficulty.

I think a period of calm required-interest rate rise bets look overcooked to me given the economic backdrop in Europe.
1 month ago
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#317278
Spare a thought for all the bankers in Edinburgh that have sold their houses this week !!!

I sure Laffy will be setting up a just giving page to help them
1 month ago
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#317279
Taffy

If you can be bothered, have a good read about what is going on in the world economy.The U.K. stats are better than most.

There is a global shift towards higher rates-fact.I think we have had our moment in the sun and it will be someone else’s turn next.

It’s all about presentation-and the mini budget presentation was poor.Truss needs the explain that there is a global cloud just now.

Labour are wrong to blame all this on the Tories-they know that of course but it’s what the populace want to hear and boy are they lapping it up.Short memories and the worrying thing is there are two generations out there who have yet to experience a period of higher interest rates, taking for granted the ‘carry trade’ in low rates.The reality is low rates have increased the wealth gap for that reason alone, and have created a massive asset bubble across the globe,with many periphery assets commanding stupid valuations.That time is well and truly over
1 month ago
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#317281
Once again Laffys trots out "it's a global problem" for the Tories incompetence but regularly declares the 2008 global financial crisis to be Labour's fault :D
1 month ago
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#317283
Abolishing the top rate is obviously the wrong thing to do when even a lot of those paying that rate of tax say it is wrong.
1 month ago
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#317284
Talk of ditching Truss by Xmas would turn our politics into an utter farce.
If there is even a tiny bit of democracy left in this country there should be a general election it's time to end the disaster that the Tory Party have been over the last 12 years, they have to go before they do irreparable damage to our once great nation.
1 month ago
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#317285
It is a global problem Orfc-2008 was also a global problem, not helped by lax U.K. regulation.

One can easily argue Truss has been lax too-I’m not disputing it.

But Labour will have the same issues-and I’ve heard nothing yet that suggests they have a solution.most of their cabinet were party of the Corbyn gang 3 years ago-short memories.Free this, free that-all free

I said before that the country is a war and normally you want a war cabinet from across all parties.I would be happy with that
1 month ago
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#317286
Taffy

If you can be bothered, have a good read about what is going on in the world economy.The U.K. stats are better than most.

There is a global shift towards higher rates-fact.I think we have had our moment in the sun and it will be someone else’s turn next.

It’s all about presentation-and the mini budget presentation was poor.Truss needs the explain that there is a global cloud just now.

Labour are wrong to blame all this on the Tories-they know that of course but it’s what the populace want to hear and boy are they lapping it up.Short memories and the worrying thing is there are two generations out there who have yet to experience a period of higher interest rates, taking for granted the ‘carry trade’ in low rates.The reality is low rates have increased the wealth gap for that reason alone, and have created a massive asset bubble across the globe,with many periphery assets commanding stupid valuations.That time is well and truly over



No other country has imposed sanctions on itself !
1 month ago
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#317287
The Tories couldn't have made a worse fist of it if they tried.

It’s a sad state of affairs when Keir Starmer seems the better option.

Rayner / Nandy would be the dream team! :D
1 month ago
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#317288
The problem for the Conservatives is that they have ended up with a bunch of incompetents in charge who are completely out of touch with the rest of the country. The failure of previous governments to invest in UK infrastructure has increased the appeal of traditionally socialist policies. London will have drought measures including a hosepipe ban into 2023. East Anglia has insufficient water to build the Sizewell C nuclear power station. We should have been creating a resilient national water grid to bring water from the North West to the parched South East. Nationalising the water companies now would seem to be a good policy. Royal Mail's letter delivery service is on the point of collapse. Again nationalisation would win my vote. Our electricity supply system looks incredibly fragile with Ofgem now concerned about gas shortages this winter resulting in power cuts. Yet not one word from this useless government about households needing to take action to save energy and prepare for possible restrictions on energy use. I can see us heading for a winter of discontent with the government not even supported by its own backbenchers.
1 month ago
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#317289
I always believe someone will turn up from nowhere to turn things-here’s hoping
1 month ago
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#317291
The Tories couldn't have made a worse fist of it if they tried.

It’s a sad state of affairs when Keir Starmer seems the better option.

Rayner / Nandy would be the dream team! :D



I've had that dream too Nobby.

Nowt to do with politics mind.
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