The Brexit Consequences Thread

I’m hearing reports that HMG are not ruling out bailing out the energy firms, as the markets react to the surging wholesale gas prices.

Various sources.

Got to wonder which MPs have family investments in them plus the notion that this could lead to only a few energy companies belies the free market reason for privatisation in the first place.

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Oh dear, we didn't vote for this.

And even the Guardian is seeing the so-called 'benefits' of Brexit now.

I remember the Op Yellowhammer report and all the hysterics over that, so how can this be?

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You seem to have ignored the comments about the impact of the pandemic, and focussed on Brexit.
 

humble

Old-Salt
Got to wonder which MPs have family investments in them plus the notion that this could lead to only a few energy companies belies the free market reason for privatisation in the first place.

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The largest state subsidy to any industry in UK history was the bail-out of the banks. Not one of the thieves was ever asked to pay back a penny of the trillions they stole and given they bankroll the political parties it was never going to be otherwise. Steal a Mars bar and risk a jail sentence. Steal pensioners life savings and you get a seat in the Lords.
 

humble

Old-Salt
If you want a pro-remain view read (for example) the Guardian.
If you want a pro-leave view read (for example) The Mail.
But never assume that your news feed is the correct one and the other sides version is all lies.
 

Truxx

LE
Self loading / unloading lorries would be better.
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The largest state subsidy to any industry in UK history was the bail-out of the banks. Not one of the thieves was ever asked to pay back a penny of the trillions they stole and given they bankroll the political parties it was never going to be otherwise. Steal a Mars bar and risk a jail sentence. Steal pensioners life savings and you get a seat in the Lords.


The answer to all that is dead easy.

All you have to do is ask where the Labour Party had its funds lodged at that time.

The answer is in the Northern Rock.

Now you know why Mr Brown didn't hesitate to throw vast sums of the tax payers cash to keep them afloat.
 
Interesting comments which will infuriate the myopic believers.

Stating the blindingly obvious. The concept that Government can supply anything at all is a bit stupid anyway. You don’t go to your’e one stop Government shop whilst out shopping. But I’m pleased to see the myopic media doing their job undermining the non socialist Government. Grrr
 
Stating the blindingly obvious. The concept that Government can supply anything at all is a bit stupid anyway. You don’t go to your’e one stop Government shop whilst out shopping. But I’m pleased to see the myopic media doing their job undermining the non socialist Government. Grrr
"Apologist".
 

humble

Old-Salt
The answer to all that is dead easy.

All you have to do is ask where the Labour Party had its funds lodged at that time.

The answer is in the Northern Rock.

Now you know why Mr Brown didn't hesitate to throw vast sums of the tax payers cash to keep them afloat.
You made a fundamental error in the above. You assume I have a dog in the fight and think one side of the political spectrum is 'better' than the other. Please re-read my original post and note I said:

''given they bankroll the political parties''

The 's' at the end of the last world is a convention we use to indicate it is describing more than one of something. The word 'party' could mean a right wing or left wing party. By placing the 's' at the end it means more than one party. Brown/Blair/Major/May/Boris have no distinctive features that I can see. They are, as Galloway so elegantly put it, all cheeks on the same arse
 
You made a fundamental error in the above. You assume I have a dog in the fight and think one side of the political spectrum is 'better' than the other. Please re-read my original post and note I said:

''given they bankroll the political parties''

The 's' at the end of the last world is a convention we assume to indicate it is describing more than one of something. The word 'party' could mean a right wing or left wing party. By placing the 's' at the end it means more than one party. Brown/Blair/Major/May/Boris have no distinctive features that I can see. They are, as Galloway so elegantly put it, all cheeks of the same arse


No error. It was a specific response to the bank bail out in 2008
 
Paying more will not increase the number of workers. The old-age-dependency ratio (the number of people of pensionable age for every 1,000 people of working age.)is forecast to rise from the current c.300 to 360 by 2043. The UK needs an injection of young people.
When does the injection end? When poeple are falling into the sea?
 
The answer to all that is dead easy.

All you have to do is ask where the Labour Party had its funds lodged at that time.

The answer is in the Northern Rock.

Now you know why Mr Brown didn't hesitate to throw vast sums of the tax payers cash to keep them afloat.
Woefully ill informed.

RBS, who I think were the largest bank in the world at the time, came within hours of running out of cash.

The knock on effect of that would have been utterly devastating.
 

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