Osborne should go say 44% of voters.

#2
And replace him with........? We could have the Albert Einstein of economists but it would mean **** all, it's a global recession and as we binned manufacturing and the ability to drag our way out of the shit we're at the mercy of other economies.
 
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How much actual control do our governments have over the economy, though? Unless we see a reassertion of state control over markets (something that's not likely to happen with any of the main parties in power), the levers are in the hands of private enterprises, not government ministers.

It must be a wonderful position for these 'masters of the universe' to be in - all of the authority but the safe knowledge that only the very worst of cock-ups will land the responsibility in their lap.
 
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How much actual control do our governments have over the economy, though? Unless we see a reassertion of state control over markets (something that's not likely to happen with any of the main parties in power), the levers are in the hands of private enterprises, not government ministers.

It must be a wonderful position for these 'masters of the universe' to be in - all of the authority but the safe knowledge that only the very worst of cock-ups will land the responsibility in their lap.
Where we embrace the capitalist market it might be worth noting that it has more ups and downs than Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Unless we embrace research and design and lead from the front (with our manufacturing ability destroyed courtesy Mrs T and followers on Major, Blair and Brown) we is just more than slightly doomed.

Howe may have libralised our banking sector but in doing so and coupled to the concurrent destruction of our manufacturing capacity the UK has been doomed unless some Minister can grab the nettle and re-invigorate industry, which with free movement of capital etc, is not going to happen given our over bloated State sector and corresponding high taxation.

At which point, I have no faith in the rantings of any Con. Should they be worth their salt they would have taken an axe to the Public Sector and the red tape that they are so fond of talking about... they have not. Just weasle words in its stead.
 
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I think what has pissed the majority of the public off is the fact that the goverment has allowed these feckers to get away scott free! look at news international for instance, instead of having an investigation we had an enquiry, because half the politicians are in bed with murdoch and up to their knecks in it

Then we get the LIBOR scandal and what is the end result? We have to wait for the americans to conclude their investigation, to see if prosecutions will be made. Because in the uk we are incapable of dealing with it. As our laws are pisch! All we hear about is the global crash and that banks are running at a loss, how the hell can you announce a profit at a bank but still declare your in debt? is it not a simple case that these greedy little bastuards are working frantically to get back to the levels they were before the crash?
Look at what happened with northern rock,it was moved on for a fraction of what it should have cost, this goverment and the previous one are in bed with the city, and could'nt give a stuff about joe public. look at public sector pensions, funny how they wont change their own pensions, even though it is funded by the tax payer!
 
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#10
O' Dear .... Looks like George Osborne has****ed it up!

Link .. George Osborne Should Go As Chancellor, Say Nearly Half Of Britain's Voters

George couldn't sort out a bag of dolly mixtures, let alone the state of the nation! :)
Good thing we have a democracy, 44% is not a majority. Given that only 33% would then vote of which you have no guarantee that the 44% would vote, I think he is OK for a bit!

Have you ever considered a career in politics, I would endorse you, it would, then, at the very least, prevent you from posting on here!
 
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44% you say, so nearly 1 in 2 of the total voting population of the UK were asked.

Therefore approximately half the people on this site should have been asked.

I wasn't.
 
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How much actual control do our governments have over the economy, though? Unless we see a reassertion of state control over markets (something that's not likely to happen with any of the main parties in power), the levers are in the hands of private enterprises, not government ministers.

It must be a wonderful position for these 'masters of the universe' to be in - all of the authority but the safe knowledge that only the very worst of cock-ups will land the responsibility in their lap.
Alternatively, the first half of your post could lead the conclusion that Osborne is being lambasted for things over which he has no real control.
 
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And replace him with........? We could have the Albert Einstein of economists but it would mean **** all, it's a global recession and as we binned manufacturing and the ability to drag our way out of the shit we're at the mercy of other economies.
Shut up you ****ing oxygen thief
 

Grumblegrunt

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osborne has no concept of the job and spends more time in his other job as election strategist, lawson says he needs to give one of them up but most of the party allowed to voice an opinion seems to be thinking that the pair of them wont make it to two terms especially as cmd says he will campaign for a stronger EU. he is probably hoping for a neil kinnock/david owen/paddy ashdown type of job when he gets kicked out and hopes cleggs father in law can sort one out for him.

cable should do the job purely because he knows what he is on about and is too old to care about any pressure they might try to bring on him which frightens the city. mind you being able to spot the troubles coming 10 years ago might not make him any better at dealing with them as he is still tied to europe whereas the public have sussed out that leaving the eu makes us more competative and gives us a few billion to spend on what we want without wasting 30% on eurocrats.
 
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Cable's great strength is hindsight! If he had his hand on the financial tiller, we would all be praying for Gordon Brown to return!

I see the canard about Mrs. T 'destroying' manufacturing raises its untruthful head again. Plenty of manufacturing going on in UK, but sadly it does not require hundreds of thousands of brawny, Labour voting, union members to conduct it. Technology to blame there, not Mrs. T.

In any case if 'it' did require hundreds of thousands of 'brawny, Labour voting, union members', they would all be Eastern Europeans. Another Labour government mistake of gigantic proportions.
 

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