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2blue

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Well it seems to have come over that you were implying that Corbyn would be as free spending if he had won the G E and would have been ( wrongly) criticised as a communist irresponsible spendthrift - but now that This government are doing it, it is good. The use of the word irony suggesting criticism of Corbyn would have been wrong.
Are you really suggesting that what the Chancellor is doing now would be the right thing to do in normal times, in the absence of such a national crisis.?
Oooophs... they've arrived. :eek::eek:...... & I've just managed to shake one off earlier today. :oops::oops:
 

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BoJo & Sunak open the taps.. I know these are different times.. but cant miss the irony ... from day 1 Corbyn became Labour leader, his plans for State intervention into economy were dismissed as Communism with claims it'd bankrupt Britain. Yet despite him having lost GE, Rishi Sunak announced levels of spending beyond even what Corbyn called for. Now we are all BoJo & Sunak as super heros.. Sunak as next PM is trending on Twitter right now
Yeah bloody Tories!





Anyone would think there is a wee crisis going on...😁
 

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Yeah.... promoting Socialism when it suits them.... may even work out well for the Nation. Who'd have though it?? :oops::oops:
Isn’t it ironic ... mind you this is all Corbyn’s fault ! Have they got a new labour leader .. the press seem to be far too distracted with something else. Plus a number of Instagram girls have done some bending over pics in bikinis and that seems to have not generated much interest ... although I do like the clear canal pictures of Venice.
 

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BoJo & Sunak open the taps.. I know these are different times.. but cant miss the irony ... from day 1 Corbyn became Labour leader, his plans for State intervention into economy were dismissed as Communism with claims it'd bankrupt Britain. Yet despite him having lost GE, Rishi Sunak announced levels of spending beyond even what Corbyn called for. Now we are all BoJo & Sunak as super heros.. Sunak as next PM is trending on Twitter right now
When listening to it all live on the radio the first thing that came in to my head was, how are WE going to pay for all this, it will take decades to repay.
 

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I think most people thought the spending plans of Labour at the last election were in cloud cuckoo land in normal times.

It would have been interesting if this crisis had come a year into a Labour government which had already opened the coffers, borrowed up to the hilt, could they then have done what the Tories are doing now?

We will never know, all I can say is that this is a national emergency and I am impressed with the governments financial reaction so far, there are a few tweaks still needed, but the new chancellor who is having a baptism of fire is doing well.
 

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Am relieved that BJ has finally had the balls to close down the pubs. Should have happened a week ago, asking people to behave responsibly was never going to work. Better late than never.

Fair play to the Chancellor though, am impressed with the package he has put together.

Next challenge for BJ is lock down, seems inevitable that is going to have to happen.
 
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I am glad that BoJo put his weight behind the NHS. Next save the Beebs too. Ofcourse BoJo being BoJo, he will do what is suitable to him.

I have nothing against the tories and I think RiSu is doing a very good job..


BTW, forget Labour, whats happening with the Libdems? Anyone still a liberal?
 

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Am relieved that BJ has finally had the balls to close down the pubs. Should have happened a week ago, asking people to behave responsibly was never going to work. Better late than never.

Fair play to the Chancellor though, am impressed with the package he has put together.

Next challenge for BJ is lock down, seems inevitable that is going to have to happen.
Quite right, seemingly Glasgow and Edinburgh pubs were rammed full last night...….idiots not giving a thought to contaminate friends and family.

Agree Chancellors package is a good move, worried if the infrastructure can cope with it. Also a good chance of internet crashing on a regular basis.
Sturgeon showing good strategic planning and leadership skills, Johnson could do a lot worse than taking her on board for the duration of the crisis.
London has to go on lockdown soon.
 

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He messed up closing the pubs at the end of the working week, had he done it Thursday night they wouldn't have been rammed full, mistake on his part there.
 

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He messed up closing the pubs at the end of the working week, had he done it Thursday night they wouldn't have been rammed full, mistake on his part there.
Pubs in London and pretty much every major city are pretty full most nights of the week, probably more so on a Thursday night given how many people work from home on a Friday.

Given how fast this virus is spreading, every leader/government will be seen as making a 'mistake', but they are being advised by the medical and scientific experts on what best to do at that time.

IMHO no-one is making any mistakes - they are just trying to do what they believe is best given the evidence before them and the current circumstances.

Having worked at the heart of Government during a number of disease outbreaks I do know how hard the Cabinet, Government Ministers and advisers will be working to protect the country as best they can.

Once this is over that will be the time to properly take stock of the decisions that were made and how effective they were to enable the powers that be to plan for any future outbreaks.
 

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Pubs in London and pretty much every major city are pretty full most nights of the week, probably more so on a Thursday night given how many people work from home on a Friday.

Given how fast this virus is spreading, every leader/government will be seen as making a 'mistake', but they are being advised by the medical and scientific experts on what best to do at that time.

IMHO no-one is making any mistakes - they are just trying to do what they believe is best given the evidence before them and the current circumstances.

Having worked at the heart of Government during a number of disease outbreaks I do know how hard the Cabinet, Government Ministers and advisers will be working to protect the country as best they can.

Once this is over that will be the time to properly take stock of the decisions that were made and how effective they were to enable the powers that be to plan for any future outbreaks.
I agree. I hope when we look to learn lessons it does not become a search to blame people who are doing their best rather than learning process and investment plans for the future.
 
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