Boris - The Prime Minister

First thoughts on PMBoris, will he make a difference?


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My guess would be expect a shedload of new direct taxes as they are the hardest to avoid. Dress them up as 'green' and kill two birds with one stone. So plastics taxes, non-recyclable taxes, co2 import duties etc.
 
ETA: I’ve just looked at the Wiki entry and that gives ‘Llaregub’.
However, my English master for ‘O’ Level had known Thomas and gave us that version, adding that even people at the BBC could spot the reverse word, but they didn’t spot it with the ‘y’. Makes sense.
Goon Show walt!! Remember the character of Hugh Jympton?

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My guess would be expect a shedload of new direct taxes as they are the hardest to avoid. Dress them up as 'green' and kill two birds with one stone. So plastics taxes, non-recyclable taxes, co2 import duties etc.
As soon as the bookies open I am down there - £100 punt on Keir Starmer for the next GE

Archie
 
The will not - it will be written off

Archie
Like Student fees you mean? After 30 years some elderly folk may look back and say their student debt has been written, because they're poor and have done f all with their meaningless degree. This lot of Covid money WILL be clawed back by this and future governments somehow.

One thing's for sure though, the EU will be wishing UK were in the inner circle now while they look at their finances and the basket case problems they're going to have to deal with once the Italian and Spanish economies collapse completely
 
It's all borrowed money, so no it won't. We'll be paying for this for at least a decade.
I should have be more clear - the money given out now will be written off

The Government will recover money via taxes

I agree maybe more than a decade

We have had SARs MERs and the other flu`s - I think going forward post any enquiry - there is going to be a lot of change and lots to put in place to try and prevent this happening again all of which will cost - Will we have stockpiles of PPE or do we invest in our own PPE manufacturing capability - thousands of other similar question

Archie
 
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Only if they can persuade the Chinese that as it's their fault they should be paying compensation to the tune of exactly what the treasury have given away!
2p tax on every item imported from China until it's repaid.
Then if China proves they've joined the modern world, and have stopped eating bat on toast, the tax is removed. If not the money keeps on accruing to pay for the next inevitable outbreak.

That has two fold effect (despite raising the money).
1: Loss of serious face for the Chinese government
2: Signals to organisations exactly how dangerous reliance on the Chinese is.
 
It's all borrowed money, so no it won't. We'll be paying for this for at least a decade.
But what will be saved by the NHS for the over-60s social care for the next decade or two.
Not to mention the state and private pensions, a few will/have been culled out of them.
Mobility cars.
Winter Fuel Payment.
Free specs, teeth, free prescriptions.
The list goes on, we will probably break even after 10 years. :)
 

Goatman

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A Dr on This Morning, this morning, explained that a day of intubation or induced coma equates to one week of convalescence. Quite a different scenario.
....I was intubated for 10 days in 2018...three weeks in ICU, another week in an isolation ward. ECMO survivor - the NHS saved my life. Just that.

Discharged in late April, for the first month I couldn't walk 1/4 mile to the local paper shop without stopping for a rest. For a former marathoner that was a bit of a grind.

The 'week per day' formula sounds about right from my personal experience.

Lots of walking, lots of lying around counting my lucky stars.

Took me till June to run-walk a 5K...by chance my 50th Park Run.

Two years on - and this.

My guess would be expect a shedload of new direct taxes as they are the hardest to avoid. Dress them up as 'green' and kill two birds with one stone. So plastics taxes, non-recyclable taxes, co2 import duties etc.
A tax on Bamboo shoots?
Water Chestnuts ?
Tsingtao beer to cost a bajillion of your English Pounds per pint ? Hmmmm
 
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Grownup_Rafbrat

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I am having to wonder if Corbyn has suddenly taken over and Abbott has given the Money Tree a thump with her ample backside. The costs are just sky-rocketing. Money is being found for pretty much any request. I hope that the taps for Overseas Aid have been turned off while this is going on (a bit wishful thinking to hope the taps are off permanently as the snowflakery individuals "Haven't gone away y'know")

At least those people squealing about being abandoned in Peruh on thuh Gap Yah are being made to pay for the flights back home.

There is going to be a lot of work in years to come for beancounters in the Treasury to dream up ways of getting this money back after this monster Giveaway....
Brexit dividend's getting stretched somewhat!
 

ACAB

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Re the people moaning about the cost is there not such a thing as a War Chest in existence???

God knows what we would do in the event of an Invasion / Incursion......
 
Derbyshire is way out of her depth. I don't know why but she was the blue eyed gal for the BBC getting her own programme. From what I have seen of her show it has gone from a serious morning news analysis with 'magazine' type articles to a soppy show dealing with "womens' issues". Downhill rather than becoming a respected show. I don't think her intellect is large enough to carry a serious news analysis show.

This Covid-19 crisis has been a god-send for her as her show was being axed, now she is on at an important time of day during a national and international crisis. IMO, she and her producers are incapable of rising to the occasion.
Not sure I agree with that, entirely. She lacks gravitas, but the powder puff content is probably imposed on her.
 
As soon as the bookies open I am down there - £100 punt on Keir Starmer for the next GE

Archie
Why? We've just done the most broadly supported socialist things we've ever done out of necessity and the horrendous bill for it will pop through the letterbox in a few months. The Labour party has about as much chance of winning the next election as Diane Abbot has of finishing a coherent sentence.
 
Why? We've just done the most broadly supported socialist things we've ever done out of necessity and the horrendous bill for it will pop through the letterbox in a few months. The Labour party has about as much chance of winning the next election as Diane Abbot has of finishing a coherent sentence.

5 years to go - I am playing the long game and I have £100 to spare

Archie
 
5 years to go - I am playing the long game and I have £100 to spare

Archie
Just give it to H4H. At least it will do some good. Labour have no chance.

2019 - We'll fill your house with thousands of gallons of high pressure water.
Voters - No thanks.
2020 - Ha, see you want those thousands of gallons of water now your house is on fire.
Voters - FFS.
2024 - Right now your house is rebuilt you must be desperate for us to fill it with thousands of gallons of high pressure water!
Voters - are these cnuts still here?
 
The Virus knackered any plans UK had.
This is damage limitation and the hope we have something resembling an economy at the end of it to get us back on an even keel.
Hobson's choice really. At least we got a pragmatic bunch in charge.
 
Brexit dividend's getting stretched somewhat!
Just put that into context I believe that on the 1 pm news it was estimated that a three month period of supporting those currently on Furlough would be about £40 Bn However Europe still can’t agree measures for the Eurozone and it is costing them as well. The Banking crash by comparison cost us well over 100 billion at prices then just as Europe is losing our contribution now.
 

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