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Tory leadership failure Part V: Rishi Sunak

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Oct 24, 2022.

  1. ks.234

    ks.234 Half way to Infinity

    Not disagreeing with that, just saying that those choices seem to cross educational and class divides
  2. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    I'm not sure the focus on the uneducated segment is misplaced. There are signs that it was a conscious strategy, and that it was to some degree effective. The idea deserves more analysis, perhaps? Sneering at the 'deplorables' is of course both counter-productive and wrong, and I'll fault myself in that regard for my 'stupid people in large groups' remark, but there is perhaps an underlying problem here.
  3. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.

    Not sure where to post this, so arbitrary decision made to leave it here.

    'Jeremy Hunt has backed interest rate hikes being used to calm soaring inflation even if they increase the risk of pushing the UK into recession.'

    'There could be no trade-off between cutting inflation and the risk of provoking a recession, arguing that the “only path to sustainable growth” is to bring down the high prices behind the cost-of-living crisis.

    “If we want to have prosperity, if we want to grow the economy, if we want to reduce the risk of recession, we have to support the Bank of England in the difficult decisions that they take.”

    How do you reduce the risk of recession by backing interest rate hikes that increase the risk?

    How do you bring down high prices when increasing interest rates force prices higher?

    Sustainable growth by hiking interest rates and/or whilst in recession?

    Head hurts. I need a lie down.

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  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    26. Anyway: galoshes on, and let’s pay a visit to Suella Braverman, an irradiated beaver locked in a staring competition with the inevitability of failure

    It’s Week In Tory time again… (Twitter).
  5. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    A mere like is insufficient, I'm very damn impressed with the entire 'irradiated beaver...' quote!
    ff1d1l, kendo and TheDecameron like this.
  6. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    ‘Nadine Dorries, Johnson’s very own Greyfriars Bobby’

    ff1d1l, kendo and Bjork67 like this.
  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I see The Torygraph has set up a helpful calculator to show us how much of our "hard-won salaries" are spent "bankrolling" benefits for "those who do not work" (i.e. the long term sick and disabled).


    Still, there's some good news.

    Someone earning £150,000, five times the average salary, contributes close to £19,000 towards the welfare state – more than nine times the contribution of someone on the average salary.
  8. ks.234

    ks.234 Half way to Infinity

    This is the big lie that maintains our ever growing wealth inequality and the ever growing crisis in our public services.
  9. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    From the same source as Tony: “Iain Duncan Smith, a child’s drawing of sublime idiocy superimposed onto a competitively evil gonad”

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