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UK Politics - Closing Down Sale


Derfel Cadarn
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9 minutes ago, Pebble thats Stubby said:

we don't have time to get the job done.  dontcha know we are too busy queueing to see the Queen's burial tomb?

 

She was an excellent mascot.

Like as good a mascot as Mickey Mouse is to Disney. She did  hundreds of millions of pounds  and the acceptance of a person being above the law(in some instancess) because of their blood.

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1 hour ago, mormont said:

So with Truss and Kwarteng now floating the idea (via the right wing papers) of balancing the books on their tax cuts for high earners by cutting benefits, and Truss insisting publicly on the 'growing the pie' line yesterday, we are fully back in the 'the best way to help the poor is to take money from them and give it to the rich' territory.

Tories wanted a rip-off cosplay Thatcher. And that's what they got.

Well, that has the potential to get interesting.  I thought there was General Strike on the way, with her policies there might be 1980s riots back on the table. She really wants the full Thatcher experience, doesn't she. 

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1 hour ago, A Horse Named Stranger said:

 

Ouch

15. And UK markets lost £500bn since Truss became PM

16. If you voted for a Tory Brexit to save £350 a week, please note that this works out at £350m every 21 minutes

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Charlies S lays it out, no pussy footing.

https://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2022/09/i-cant-even.html#more

What was rather news to me though, is how much involved crazy xtians are -- just like over here, They too are burning own the house.  Putin's on Their side, of course -- again he's called 'the West' satanists, quite like -- was it Iran who called the US the Great Satan back some years ago?

Not to mention all the help and assistance from the British National Party; nothing worse than xtian authoritarianism in combo with jingo nationalism for bloody bloody bloody misery.  Just ask us here in the USA Yay.

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8 hours ago, Zorral said:

Charlies S lays it out, no pussy footing.

https://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2022/09/i-cant-even.html#more

What was rather news to me though, is how much involved crazy xtians are -- just like over here, They too are burning own the house.  Putin's on Their side, of course -- again he's called 'the West' satanists, quite like -- was it Iran who called the US the Great Satan back some years ago?

Not to mention all the help and assistance from the British National Party; nothing worse than xtian authoritarianism in combo with jingo nationalism for bloody bloody bloody misery.  Just ask us here in the USA Yay.

Wtf????

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Not Kwasi Kwarteng’s week. To add insukt to injury, the Mirror prints the picture of a different black man they claim is him.

And at the topnof the licture there are banners for Black history and culture. Oops!

 

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I sort of think the clearest sign yet of the fact that Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng intend to make huge cuts to state spending was the (poorly researched and written) book they co-wrote ten years ago saying that state spending should be cut, not to mention all the times since then they've said that state spending should be cut.

This is what these people genuinely believe in, folks. When Truss says there are major announcements to come on "business regulation, agriculture, housing and planning, immigration, mobile and broadband, financial services, childcare and energy" - you can guarantee that in all cases they are going to try to solve the problems by cutting spending and cutting regulation. Because they are convinced that this is the answer to every question and will ignore evidence to the contrary. They are true believers.

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1 hour ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

Is there much left to cut?

Apparently. But time to find out. 

Anyway...

1 hour ago, mormont said:

This is what these people genuinely believe in, folks. When Truss says there are major announcements to come on "business regulation, agriculture, housing and planning, immigration, mobile and broadband, financial services, childcare and energy" - you can guarantee that in all cases they are going to try to solve the problems by cutting spending and cutting regulation. Because they are convinced that this is the answer to every question and will ignore evidence to the contrary. They are true believers.

I am kinda curious how this is gonna play out with the level playing field clauses in the withdrawal agreement. Full scale trade war coming?

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These are people who look at the skeletal remains of the welfare state and say 'time to trim the fat'.

But it's not just about cutting spending, it's about cutting regulation. Specifically, and with reference to the Truss quote above, they've talked in the past about creating exceptions to the minimum wage, eliminating checks on people providing childcare, removing environmental protections to allow faster housebuilding, abandoning housebuilding targets, removing protections imposed on the financial sector after the 2008 crash, and more.

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It's an interesting one. Just how much is he the PM's bitch? Do the other commonwealth nations, for whom he's the head of state, also have a say?
Could, for example, Fiji re-invite him? They may just be a tad more concerned about climate change than our current, climate change denying PM('s handlers)

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5 hours ago, mormont said:

But it's not just about cutting spending, it's about cutting regulation. Specifically, and with reference to the Truss quote above, they've talked in the past about creating exceptions to the minimum wage, eliminating checks on people providing childcare, removing environmental protections to allow faster housebuilding, abandoning housebuilding targets, removing protections imposed on the financial sector after the 2008 crash, and more.

Like I said, this will have repercusions on the UK-EU relationship. Esp. with the level playing field provisions in the withdrawal agreement.

She might as well announce a direct trade war with the EU.

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