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Old 3rd October 2022, 03:23 AM   #601
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Originally Posted by Garrison View Post
So how does Kwarteng carry on as Chancellor? I mean he isn't Boris who could just bluff his way out of taking any shred of responsibility for his cock ups? Either this tax cut was a massive mistake on the part of the Chancellor that somehow made it into the budget, or he still believes it was the right policy and has thrown in the towel because he's afraid he'll get heckled at the conference, either way it's not going to inspire confidence in the financial markets.
If you keep in mind "it's all about the headlines" than it all makes sense. If Truss's sorry his u-turn gets good headlines then all is fine. The only sin is bad headlines.
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Old 3rd October 2022, 03:51 AM   #602
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Originally Posted by junkshop View Post
Well, I wouldn't say he took the blame, but the 'distraction' has been canned.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-p...ost_type=share

https://twitter.com/KwasiKwarteng/st...f2mayy9_g&s=19
Amazing coincidence that the reverse ferrett only happened after all his mates and former work colleagues stopped shorting the pound. It's almost like they agreed a strategy at their super secret meeting ahead of time.
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Old 3rd October 2022, 08:34 AM   #603
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My bingo card didn't have Nadine Dorries calling for a general election
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Old 3rd October 2022, 12:45 PM   #604
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
My bingo card didn't have Nadine Dorries calling for a general election

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...r-culture-wars
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Old 3rd October 2022, 01:49 PM   #605
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Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
I take issue with the headline

"Often" implies that there are occasions where this doesn't happen
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Old 3rd October 2022, 05:32 PM   #606
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Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
Jesus! Don't do that!I
thought for a moment there that she'd slithered her way back into the cabinet.

I mean, about the only positive thing that can be said about this current clown-show of a government is that Dorries isn't in it.
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Good to see that Ree Smog's grasp of openness and transparency - https://www.theguardian.com/politics...king-email-hse - is the equal of his grasp of geology and the difference between an arithmetic and a logarithmic scale...
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Originally Posted by Carrot Flower King View Post
Good to see that Ree Smog's grasp of openness and transparency - https://www.theguardian.com/politics...king-email-hse - is the equal of his grasp of geology and the difference between an arithmetic and a logarithmic scale...
5% of our gas comes from Russia. Replacing that from green sources has to be a big vote winner. Why would you not take that option rather than fossil fuels?

Stinks of another dodgy deal to enrich Tory donors and minister's mates.
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Notts is going to have the world's first, operational, fusion power plant. Jacob Rees-Mogg announced it, so it must be true
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Originally Posted by Filippo Lippi View Post
Notts is going to have the world's first, operational, fusion power plant. Jacob Rees-Mogg announced it, so it must be true
From the same folk that spent half a billion on the wrong kind of satellite.
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Well, for the convenience of all I've made a list of all the best bits if Truss' speach. The policies, the measurable commitments, the funny bits-:














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This is your Captain of the ship, Liz Truss speaking. Hi-di-hi-di-hi! Can't hear you! HI-DI-HI-DI-HI!!! What a day. What a week! Iím determined to get us through the tempest. Gale force winds are bellowing. Twenty foot waves are bashing the timbers. My message today is Growth, growth growth! See what I did there? Three word sound bite! <sfx sounds of disruptions> Couple of Greenpeace protesters just lobbed a couple of bombs. I was going to joke about these shipwreckers later! Yes, just like the pound, the ship is sinking, the gilt markets are crashing like the waves, the Petty Officer Kwarteng has thrown the treasure chests over the side to the pirates, the first-class passengers are filling up the life boats - please await your turn and form an orderly queue - peers first, then party members, benefit claimants last and please show two utility bills, your last three months bank statement and last six wage slips - whooooops! Whoops, the ship's just listed way to the left - ah it's OK, Midshipman Mogg has just rebalanced it to starboard. Ship is sinking fast. The waves are restless. The traders biddst the mighty markets deep. It's own appointed limits keep. Do not panic!!! Liz is steering the ship to terra firma. I hope you have a pleasant journey. Please make your way to the upper deck and enjoy the violin concerto now playing 'Nearer my God'... <sfx sound of Truss diving headfirst into the tumultuous brine, hi-viz jacket strapped firmly on>

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Originally Posted by Filippo Lippi View Post
Notts is going to have the world's first, operational, fusion power plant. Jacob Rees-Mogg announced it, so it must be true
In the very early 1980s I'd often chat with a pal about his PhD work - researching fusion power funded by the (then) West German government. It was 20 years away, it continues to be 20 years away. I'm not saying it always will be 20 years away but it's certainly too early for this.
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
From the same folk that spent half a billion on the wrong kind of satellite.
And billions on the wrong type of mask and gowns.
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