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Politics, politics, politics part deux

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by SpurMeUp, 19 Feb 2019.

  1. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Young-Pyo Lee

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    Ha, ha, ha. Nayimfromthehalfwayline talks about confirmation bias, then goes on to say that we have a balanced press. What a fudging joke! You can't make this brick up. Also, there is no party to vote for, but certainly one to vote against. So what difference does that make? :confused:
     
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  2. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Young-Pyo Lee

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    You can get 6 times your combined salary now fairly easily, very few people are calling for more regulation.

    UK mortgage lending (or any lending)was not the cause of the credit crunch, it was a very small part.
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Are you trolling? Or are you really the frothy mouthed nut job you appear as here?
     
  4. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Are you comparing forecasts and estimates being out from reality against being able to add up her own figures in her own policies? Because I shouldn't need to tell you why the two are so different.
     
  5. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Vedran Corluka

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    It was a global crash and all for the same reasons, one of which was too money loaned wih too low interest rates to too many people/businesses that couldn't repay.
     
  6. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Young-Pyo Lee

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    Driven by securitization, those issuing loans were not bearing the risk. At the time it was not seen as an issue due to historical precedent.

    We are in a similar situation now, borrowing 6 times wages & personal debt at a record high. There are very few calls for more regulation and in the UK we probably want to go the other way. Are we on the edge of a crash or will it plug along for another decade?

    This is where the hindsight comes in.
     
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  7. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    (Artificially) Low interest rates have been a life support since 2008.

    If you want another bubble look at the car leasing/finance world.....jeez
     
  8. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    This has just lost Hunt my vote:



    It's one of the things that really irritates me about modern politics. If one's opponents propose a good idea, for some reason it's not acceptable to agree with it. If Hunt wants to raise the 20% marker why does that mean dismissing Johnson's excellent plans for the higher rate?
     
  9. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Young-Pyo Lee

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    Help to buy.. Homeowners isa... Etc

    It will pop just when and who is left holding the baby. Even a weaker financial system are keeping back any real intrusive regulation
     
  10. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Nope. He just didn't know his numbers on the cost of HS2, was out by about £20Billion or so iirc. Not that I think it matters, anybody can make a mistake or mis-remember in an interview. It's not like they don't have civil servants to work the spreadsheets for them. But compare the coverage one gets vs the other, it's not balanced.
     
  11. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Emily Maitlis is rubbish at moderating this debate, they should have got Andrew Neil on it.
     
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  12. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    Also.....these people get to vote..
     
  13. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    I did enjoy Gove's "slot in a winner" quip though.
    He really is Alan partridge.
     
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  14. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    Sadly I think Rory Stewart would get eaten alive by the BS in the Tory party.

    But if it meant a split, great. The nutjobs can join Farage.
    A new cente right party gets created.
    The centre left Labour break away.
    Plus the lib Dems and we have nice healthy five party coalition politics.
    Scandi style.
     
  15. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Does he do it often? Because Abbott does this brick all the time.

    She's just not very bright - not even in comparison to the rest of her party.
     
  16. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    My favourite was the mental Labour woman who managed to sneak under the radar.
     
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  17. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    He doesn't stand a chance. He's softer than a wet tossrag
     
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  18. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    I did LOL :D
     
  19. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Well, the format of this debate has been awful, it's like a worse version of PMQs and Question Time combined and I didn't think that was possible. Nobody has learned anything, Johnson will be delighted that he hasn't had much chance to speak and that none of the others have stood out.
     
  20. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Hunt is trying to use Cameron's "This one time, at band camp, I met a public services worker...." tactic and is sounding even more fake.
     
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