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SAINT

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Gordon Brown's recovery is like stuffing the family dog and telling the kids that it's "recovered".

He would resist the wife saying anything which would de-rail the recovery and things would be good for a while until the kids grow up.

Yesterday he was claiming that "anti-growth" policies (aka spending money we don't have) would halt the recovery and risk a japanese-style "lost decade". This just highlights the phony recovery that we're in. We're copying everything Japan did. Japan had four stock rallies of 50% plus but the Nikkei still ended down 75%.

It's pretty sad that we let the architects of this mess stay in power to repeat the actions which got us in this mess in the first place. Loose regulation, loose monetary policy, delusion and incompetence.
 

zambuck

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Gordon Brown's recovery is like stuffing the family dog and telling the kids that it's "recovered".

He would resist the wife saying anything which would de-rail the recovery and things would be good for a while until the kids grow up.

Yesterday he was claiming that "anti-growth" policies (aka spending money we don't have) would halt the recovery and risk a japanese-style "lost decade". This just highlights the phony recovery that we're in. We're copying everything Japan did. Japan had four stock rallies of 50% plus but the Nikkei still ended down 75%.

It's pretty sad that we let the architects of this mess stay in power to repeat the actions which got us in this mess in the first place. Loose regulation, loose monetary policy, delusion and incompetence.

....I suggest that you read page 15 of FT today and then make up your mind about Gordon, Darling and ....Shriti Vadera's actions since Sept 2008 as the events unfolded....You will be amazed as to what happened in the background....
 

zambuck

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It isn't Labours fault, they've pretty much intended to do this from the start. It is the fault of the Conservatives and the voters. Conservatives should have run Enoch for pm back in the 60's, could have nipped alot of this rubbish in the bud back then.

...It's still not too late....Cameron can start to read Enoch's speeches, and run election on immigration issue like Howard did and lose 'Gloriously'....

...Enoch's rant was against immigration - and that included British Passport holders from the colonies. I would say that 'immigrants' hold a sway at times of election and no party of today can afford to lose more than half vote of 'immigrants' as they will never win...

...That is the reason why Enoch was cremoniously dumped by his party....Otherwise I know he was very popular in Conservatory rank and file...
 
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Trader333

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and lose 'Gloriously'....

Absolutely no chance at all of that happening in my view especially when second generation immigrants such as those from the Indian community in Leicester are saying that immigration needs controlling.

I am even hearing Polish immigrants saying that the UK should stop allowing Romanian and Bulgarians into the country because they are taking away jobs that were previously going to Poles.

The whole immigration topic is no longer a white against black issue that it was many years ago and is very much a multicultural UK citizen verses white European one.


Paul
 

zambuck

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.....I don't think that you have understood what I am saying....

....I am not questioning that immigration needs to be controlled....But it is this Great British national pastime that always rears it's head at times of recession or elections....!...And then it is well we need fair discussion on this issue...??....For Christ's sake how long is this discussion going to be..?

....No Government has EVER controlled the immigration at all....Despite the assurances, the immigration has remained steady....

...Then there is immigration from US....then from EEC...then from British Colonies and then from rest of the world....

...But it seems that the people from rest of the world and colonies are typically called immigrants although many are born here....!

...And this constant discussion plays very well in minds of an illitrate BNP supporter....

....And then the crux of the matter is racism that constantly gets directed at the children of legitimate citizens who have come from Colonies....By the way they are all known as Pakis...!!

....And Micheal Howard did run his election on 'immigration' platform and did lose....
 

Trader333

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....And Micheal Howard did run his election on 'immigration' platform and did lose....

Personally, I don't remember him using that as the main policy but in my view he didn't lose because of it. People win and lose elections on one thing only and that is how people feel economically. They couldn't care less about almost anything else such as wars in Iraq etc.

This time around most of the country feel much worse off than they did at the last election and that is enough to change the government. People will blame this government regardless of whether they are fully at fault or not. The effects of the recession continue long after it "supposedly ends" and redundancy is a key but lagging indicator. Redundancies will continue and unemployment will go on rising right up to the election which cannot be any later than June 2010. Most of those losing jobs are white collar middle class people, do you really think they will say ok Mr Brown give us more of what we have had since you took over as PM ?

I wouldn't take a bet on it that is for sure and in my view the Tories will win by a landslide.


Paul
 

white4burgundy

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THIS IS LABOUR GOVERNMENT

REST OF THE WORLD VERSION:

The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building and improving his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed.

The shivering grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

THE END

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LABOUR GOVERNMENT THE UK VERSION

The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed.

A social worker finds the shivering grasshopper, calls a press conference and demands to know why the squirrel should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others less fortunate, like the grasshopper, are cold and starving.

The BBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper; with cuts to a video of the squirrel in his comfortable warm home with a table laden with food.

The British press inform people that they should be ashamed that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so, while others have plenty.

The Labour Party, Greenpeace, Animal Rights and The Grasshopper Council of GB demonstrate in front of the squirrel's house. The BBC, interrupting a cultural festival special from Notting Hill with breaking news, broadcasts a multi-cultural choir singing 'We shall overcome'.

Ken Livingstone rants in an interview with Trevor McDonald that the squirrel got rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the squirrel to make him pay his 'fair share' and increases the charge for squirrels to enter inner London .

In response to pressure from the media, the Government drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper anti Discrimination Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The squirrel's taxes are reassessed. He is taken to court and fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as builders for the work he was doing on his home and an additional fine for contempt when he told the court the grasshopper did not want to work. The grasshopper is provided with a council house, financial aid to furnish it and an account with a local taxi firm to ensure he can be socially mobile. The squirrel's food is seized and re distributed to the more needy members of society, in this case the grasshopper.

Without enough money to buy more food, to pay the fine and his newly imposed retroactive taxes, the squirrel has to downsize and start building a new home. The local authority takes over his old home and utilises it as a temporary home for asylum seeking cats who had hijacked a plane to get to Britain as they had to share their country of origin with mice. On arrival they tried to blow up the airport because of Britain 's apparent love of dogs.

The cats had been arrested for the international offence of hijacking and attempted bombing but were immediately released because the police fed them pilchards instead of salmon whilst in custody. Initial moves to return them to their own country were abandoned, because it was feared they would face death by the mice. The cats devise and start a scam to obtain money from people's credit cards.

A Panorama special shows the grasshopper finishing up the last of the squirrel's food, though spring is still months away, while the council house he is in, crumbles around him because he hasn't bothered to maintain the house. He is shown to be taking drugs. Inadequate government funding is blamed for the grasshoppers' drug 'illness'.

The cats seek recompense in the British courts for their treatment since arrival in UK .

The grasshopper gets arrested for stabbing an old dog during a burglary to get money for his drugs habit. He is imprisoned but released immediately because he has been in custody for a few weeks. He is placed in the care of the probation service to monitor and supervise him.. Within a few weeks he has killed a guinea pig in a botched robbery.

A commission of enquiry, that will eventually cost £10,000,000 and state the obvious, is set up. Additional money is put into funding a drug rehabilitation scheme for
grasshoppers and legal aid for lawyers representing asylum seekers is increased. The government praises the asylum-seeking cats for enriching Britain 's multicultural diversity, and dogs are criticised by the government for failing to befriend the cats.

The grasshopper dies of a drug overdose. The usual sections of the press blame it on the obvious failure of government to address the root causes of despair arising from social inequity and his traumatic experience of prison. They call for the resignation of a government minister.

The cats are paid a million pounds each because their rights were infringed when the government failed to inform them there were mice in the United Kingdom .

The squirrel, the dogs and the victims of the hijacking, the bombing, the burglaries and robberies have to pay an additional percentage on their credit cards to cover losses. Their taxes are increased to pay for law and order, and they are told that they will have to work beyond 65 because of a shortfall in government funds.

THE END


Great analogy! it's about covering up the inadequacies of the government. the burdens are passed on to the working mass of people, because the government only executes laws, only implements policies, only governs and does not do the dirty job, does not do the hand works, does not feel hungry, does not thirst, does not get held-up.
 

windsurfing_stew

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As a grand finale, I think they should officially shorten the country's name from 'Great Britain' to just 'Britain' as a reminder of the state that they have left things in.
 

Pat494

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Surely it was no coincidence that :-

1.Who was in power in the Great Depression ?
2. Who was in power in the 70s when Britain had to ask the IMF for funds ?
3. Who is in power before and during this complete economic bollax ?

Have you guessed ?

Oh alright I'll tell you

Bloody Labour - that's who

All 300+ of them could'nt manage a street corner shop let alone a country

All 300+ shoulda been down the job centre applying for manual jobs !! The idiots
 

zambuck

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Surely it was no coincidence that :-

1.Who was in power in the Great Depression ?
2. Who was in power in the 70s when Britain had to ask the IMF for funds ?
3. Who is in power before and during this complete economic bollax ?

Have you guessed ?

Oh alright I'll tell you

Bloody Labour - that's who

All 300+ of them could'nt manage a street corner shop let alone a country

All 300+ shoulda been down the job centre applying for manual jobs !! The idiots


......Don't forget.....Lawson's playing with Interest Rates around election for Tory gains......Lamont's lament and Major's ERM adventure......Poll Tax fiasco......Miners strike which was condemned by Earl Stockton....

Tories had their moments too......!
 

zambuck

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As a grand finale, I think they should officially shorten the country's name from 'Great Britain' to just 'Britain' as a reminder of the state that they have left things in.


Forget about Britain....we have been referred to as just 'Brits' for a long time...!
 

zambuck

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Personally, I don't remember him using that as the main policy but in my view he didn't lose because of it.

I wouldn't take a bet on it that is for sure and in my view the Tories will win by a landslide.

Paul


Of course he will not run it on immigration only....it is obvious...but his main plank was that...

Tories may win on a landslide on general public assumption that it was them who were responsible for this mess....In fact the mess is entirely of deregulated Banks playing financial roulette....But then when 'Daily Bile' is constantly spewing incorrect **** everyday....it is typical that easily led people will believe anything and blame the party in power...!
 

zambuck

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....Subject of immigration...I bet election is looming soon...!...We will not be swamped...But then we wil do nothing about immigration afterwards either...!
 

Trader333

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it is typical that easily led people will believe anything and blame the party in power

The same applies to any government, after all everyone was easily led to put Labour in power by the exact same means as you are now questioning.


Paul
 

zambuck

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No, at that time it was different....Tories HAD screwed up the ERM, Poll Tax and all other issues....That economy failure was directly connected to ERM debacle and GBP being screwed to the hilt by Soros....It was a catastrophic failure directly attributed to the Government of the Day....

You did not need brain washing...It was obvious....

But now there are stories after stories in Daily Bile that are just nothing but brainwashing...and alarmist....Look at China and India...they are forging ahead on a massive scale....and what is GB reduced to..?...Talking about Calais and immigrants..!
 
 
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