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Started by DesEsseintes on Jun 20, 2022 8:45:25 AM
'We regret to announce that this country is returning to the 1970s'

it says on the front page of The Sun newspaper

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mingmong - 20 Jun 2022 09:56:17 (#1 of 58)

No regrets here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5opqN7DmGK8

FredDee - 20 Jun 2022 10:54:44 (#2 of 58)

very opposite. 70s was the collapse of post-war social democracy

( such as it was ).



This is the collapse of Thatcherism.

DesEsseintes - 20 Jun 2022 11:02:01 (#3 of 58)

The restoration of Harold Wilson's socialist paradise.

FleurDuMal - 20 Jun 2022 11:02:57 (#4 of 58)

Well that's what they wanted, isn't it? 'Get Brexit Done' and all that shit?

mingmong - 20 Jun 2022 11:04:10 (#5 of 58)

the high-wage economy

RosyLovelady - 20 Jun 2022 11:05:25 (#6 of 58)

Who governs Britain? Go for growth!

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Jun 2022 11:10:24 (#7 of 58)

The death penalty existed in the 1970s. We should try and hang brexiters for treason.

whitbreadtrophy - 20 Jun 2022 11:50:44 (#8 of 58)

Until 1993 on the Isle of Man

upgoerfive - 20 Jun 2022 11:52:24 (#9 of 58)

"See Ramsey, and die ..."

RosyLovelady - 20 Jun 2022 11:55:56 (#10 of 58)

One time, when we stayed in Ramsey during a summer holiday, there was a family in the hotel who ran a hotel of their own in Douglas for most of the year but had left a deputy in charge for three weeks.

Oldbathrobe1 - 20 Jun 2022 11:57:35 (#11 of 58)

Barristers just voted to go on strike. I assume in solidarity with their railworker brethren.

Not really, it's over legal aid. Still, 70's vibe and all that...

upgoerfive - 20 Jun 2022 12:10:41 (#12 of 58)

I saw my first usage of 'Summer of Discontent' this morning.

Dementor - 20 Jun 2022 12:13:36 (#13 of 58)

It’s a bit pointless - the economy is utterly fucked by the 2008 financial crisis / austerity, Covid, Brexit and Ukraine - debt is over 100% of GDP, and growing.

RosyLovelady - 20 Jun 2022 12:14:33 (#14 of 58)

Any sightings of "going cap-in-hand to the IMF" yet?

solvognen - 20 Jun 2022 12:25:24 (#15 of 58)

We're going to need a bigger cap.

Ginmonkey - 20 Jun 2022 12:57:05 (#16 of 58)

Criminal Barristers are considering striking over legal aid rates. Which can be very low.

They can't strike in solidarity, that's illegal. Lot of admin involved in stiking these days.

Tadagee - 20 Jun 2022 13:20:16 (#17 of 58)

Criminal legal aid rates were shockingly bad when i was practicing, and they've got worse since.

Working as a solicitor in the criminal courts like i did is a lot easier as 1) you're paid a salary by your firm and 2) in a multi disciplinary practice like the one i worked for legal aid is seen as having cash flow benefits to support the private client work.

As a Barrister you're self employed, so have to bill and often wont get paid for some time after the work is done. You also have the overheads of Chambers. I think the average income after expenses is below £15k for the first three years.

RosyLovelady - 20 Jun 2022 13:23:28 (#18 of 58)

It helps to be ready-rich.

Grazioli09 - 20 Jun 2022 13:28:21 (#19 of 58)

The barristers will get wrongly pilloried in the right wing press, I hope they are prepared to rebut all the lies and shite coming their way

RosyLovelady - 20 Jun 2022 13:30:27 (#20 of 58)

... returning to the 1970s

Beer and sandwiches at Number Ten.

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