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Started by dreams99 on Nov 22, 2020 8:48:52 PM
The FAT Politics Thread

Because we're not in a General Election, and not everything relates to Brexit or the Pandemic

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dreams99 - 22 Nov 2020 20:49:31 (#1 of 99)

The Tax Payers' Alliance (or Tax Avoiders Alliance as they are) suggest ways for Sunak to save £40bn from the budget:

https://twitter.com/MrHarryCole/status/13304450862
91845120?s=20

Tadagee - 22 Nov 2020 20:51:55 (#2 of 99)

They really are terrible cunts aren’t they.

davedanon - 22 Nov 2020 20:58:38 (#3 of 99)

I actually think they are really very good at being cunts.

Moschops - 22 Nov 2020 20:59:31 (#4 of 99)

When even BritishAlba is against you...

Ginmonkey - 22 Nov 2020 21:00:41 (#5 of 99)

The capping annual leave thing is a bit odd, or do they mean just for public sector workers.

dreams99 - 23 Nov 2020 00:15:08 (#6 of 99)

https://twitter.com/nicktolhurst/status/1330664816
529248256?s=20


Rumours that Boris Johnson is planning a far reaching cabinet reshuffle for end of year to deal with new post-Brexit situation.

Priti Patel expected to be one of those axed.

uranrising - 23 Nov 2020 14:00:35 (#7 of 99)

The Tax Payers' Alliance (or Tax Avoiders Alliance as they are) suggest ways ...

Might be interesting to track when and where each of those ideas pop up.

Actually, the obvious way to pay off the deficit or whatever it's called, is to await the mighty bounce-back of the economy, followed by the mighty surge in our economy as we take back control and all the investment produces a swelling in the nation's coffers. (Ed.) By means of the growing economy, need I add.

Tadagee - 23 Nov 2020 14:09:00 (#8 of 99)

I imagine Taxpayers Alliance types would watch Whoops Apocalypse and nod sagely at the wisdom of Peter Cook's plan to manage unemployment and recession.

cozzer - 23 Nov 2020 14:36:08 (#9 of 99)

Priti Patel expected to be one of those axed.

Literally?

tasselhoff - 23 Nov 2020 14:43:29 (#10 of 99)

Hopefully they've been watching a lot of Vikings etc on Netflix.

moto748 - 23 Nov 2020 15:05:02 (#11 of 99)

Just hand her over to Lagatha!

dreams99 - 25 Nov 2020 13:19:01 (#12 of 99)

Sunak announces cut to foreign aid budget.

fogger - 25 Nov 2020 13:41:02 (#13 of 99)

Sunak says numbers are not enough on their own to explain the government’s vision for the country.

There will also be a new immigration system, and a new planning system, with an emphasis on beautiful homes. And the government will protect free speech...

WTF has the last bit got to do with the treasury?

And 'beautiful homes'? JFC.

dreams99 - 25 Nov 2020 13:43:30 (#14 of 99)

His pitch for leader.

fogger - 25 Nov 2020 13:45:00 (#15 of 99)

And I still don't see why our 'spending our way out of an economic hole' plan is heavily based around spunking money on drones and tanks.

dreams99 - 25 Nov 2020 14:00:16 (#16 of 99)

Sunak's announcements:

https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/133158082095237
9394?s=19

dreams99 - 25 Nov 2020 14:02:30 (#17 of 99)

Several Tories objecting to the cut in foreign aid:

https://twitter.com/RobDotHutton/status/1331594764
295278593?s=19

cozzer - 25 Nov 2020 14:07:07 (#18 of 99)

https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/133158613858329
3953


£4bn 'levelling up fund' is the rabbit in the hate - attempting to finish off with good news. But it does sound promising.

Is that a deliberate typo, coming after the tweet announcing the reduction in foreign aid?

dmlc133 - 25 Nov 2020 14:08:05 (#19 of 99)

"I cannot justify a significant across the board pay increase for all public sector workers."

Tories through-and-through. Because the private sector is suffering public sector workers should be treated badly and unfairly too, despite their contributions to keeping the country going over this past year, and the need to get money into the economy?

And we can't afford to give to poor but we can afford £29m(!) for a Festival of Britain. Good on those Tories speaking up (although I note that at least some still see it as a transactional rather than an ethical decision).

dreams99 - 25 Nov 2020 14:44:50 (#20 of 99)

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2020
/11/rishi-sunaks-comprehensive-spending-review-return-rhetoric-austerity

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