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42 minutes ago, snowychap said:

@blandy Never come across The Rochdale Herald before. I think I'll bookmark that one, ta. :thumb:

It's not been going long, I don't think. I found it on the twitter and did a follow a few weeks ago.

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1 hour ago, blandy said:

 

Not surprised, I think he only answers to Disgraced Former Defence Minister Liam Fox.

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UnEmployment falls to a record low. That at least is one positive although I expect that to increase significantly when we leave the EU short term

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26 minutes ago, Demitri_C said:

Employment falls to a record low. That at least is one positive although I expect that to increase significantly when we leave the EU short term

I take it you mean 'unemployment'.

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On 3/12/2017 at 15:05, itdoesntmatterwhatthissay said:

You might as well roll back on a policy than deliver a failed one; such as the 1 for 1 replacement on 'right to buy' which was an awful promise.

How about, you know, properly researching the viability of a policy before throwing it out there willy nilly in order to win a few cheap and easy votes?

Mad concept I know. 

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31 minutes ago, dont_do_it_doug. said:

How about, you know, properly researching the viability of a policy before throwing it out there willy nilly in order to win a few cheap and easy votes?

Mad concept I know. 

Well yes, obviously, but when was the last time any political party did that! Even the Lib Dems were guilty of that and they didn't consider themselves all that powerful! 

I'd rather have a party who says. 'yup this isn't working' and makes changes than sticks to failure for the sake of its electorate or media spin.

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3 minutes ago, itdoesntmatterwhatthissay said:

Well yes, obviously, but when was the last time any political party did that! Even the Lib Dems were guilty of that and they didn't consider themselves all that powerful! 

I'd rather have a party who says. 'yup this isn't working' and makes changes than sticks to failure for the sake of its electorate or media spin.

They all scrap policies left, right and centre (pun intended) the second they're in power. There is nothing new there either and nothing to be 'applauded'. 

They either didn't think it through or they lied. I am going for the latter. Either way, giving them a slap on the back for it seems a bit naive to me. 

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Talking of climbdowns, the Beeb is reporting that Hammond is just about to announce that they've dropped the NI increase.

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1 minute ago, snowychap said:

Talking of climbdowns, the Beeb is reporting that Hammond is just about to announce that they've dropped the NI increase.

The media have become their only viable opposition it seems. Pathetic. The Labour Party should hang their head in shame.

Also the Tories because what's the point in being a Tory if you're not going to kick the plebs while they're down? 

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Will Hammond survive the first reshuffle after this?

He's done a pretty spectacular job of messing up a no frills safety first budget.

Could try stand up I guess....

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1 hour ago, HanoiVillan said:

When did he say that? Surely not any time this century!

In 2012. He's a total economic illiterate. 

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39 minutes ago, snowychap said:

Talking of climbdowns, the Beeb is reporting that Hammond is just about to announce that they've dropped the NI increase.

have they said where the extra £2bn of social care funding will now come from instead , or does that quietly get forgotten about now ?

 

 

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34 minutes ago, dont_do_it_doug. said:

... the Tories because what's the point in being a Tory if you're not going to kick the plebs while they're down? 

There's still the nest feathering, the sneering and the back stabbing to be getting on with to pass the time..

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"U Turn if you want to. The lady IS for turning".

:crylaugh:

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21 minutes ago, tonyh29 said:

have they said where the extra £2bn of social care funding will now come from instead , or does that quietly get forgotten about now ?

It wasn't 'coming' from the change to NI anyway.

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46 minutes ago, snowychap said:

It wasn't 'coming' from the change to NI anyway.

Sky news have said other wise in their article about it ...

The increase was supposed to raise the £2bn Mr Hammond pledged for social care, leaving the Chancellor with a blackhole to fill.

though of course it is sky news ....

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