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    Do you really think this government will last the full term SA?

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    ^ Well half term really

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    I think Gove will be emboldened to go after other parts of KK mini-budget and Truss has as much spine as a caterpillar to stop him.

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    The British Prime Minister - for as long as there is a Great Britain-ggggggg-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Which bit of the referenced cyber glitch did you not understand, you gormless tit.
    He doesn't understand what a 'ditty' is, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ Well, at least the UK didn't have most of its eggs in one basket. Germany is not out of the woods yet after relying on Russia for over half of its energy needs.
    So, you're equating the shambolic Brit government to the German government. Pray tell, who is our Kwarteng? Our Truss? Our Boris? Our Rees-Mogg? THAT is the point of the cartoon.



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    He doesn't understand what
    . . . most things are.




    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Reducing taxation while borrowing exceeds GDP, as a means of stimulating growth after the triple shock of Brexit, Covid and energy cost inflation, is economic illiteracy
    It just seems so logical . . . too logical for some, perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    I think Gove will be emboldened to go after other parts of KK mini-budget and Truss has as much spine as a caterpillar to stop him.
    and here we are....

    Kwasi Kwarteng's remaining package of 43bn in tax cuts is expected to be paid for by a squeeze on public spending, and senior Tories have been speaking out.

    The Prime Minister has so far refused to confirm whether benefits will be raised in line with soaring inflation - something Boris Johnson committed to.

    If not, it would mean some of the poorest households could face a real-terms cut in their income.

    Aside from coverage the coverage in the papers, three former cabinet ministers have all spoken out.

    Michael Gove said he would need "a lot of persuading" to stop benefits from rising in line with inflation.

    Former Housing Secretary Esther McVey says it would be a "huge mistake" not to give a cost of living increase to benefit payments.

    Former work and pensions secretary Damian Green says that a freeze or cut in benefits would not get through the Commons.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-63114183

    and more, can we sign you up for increasing benefits then


    Already this morning the former Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has said that the government would "probably not" get any plan to limit benefit rises to rises in earnings rather than rises in prices through parliament.


    And now - and this is quite something - a sitting cabinet minister has also spelt out her view publicly.


    Penny Mordaunt, Leader of the House of Commons, and just a matter of months ago a rival of Liz Truss's for the party leadership, has set out her views on Times Radio.

    "I've always supported, whether it's pensions, whether it's our welfare system, keeping pace with inflation. We are not trying to help people with one hand and take away with another," she said.

    This is open revolt - cabinet ministers are meant to be bound by collective responsibility.

    Not this cabinet, not now - and it's an illustration of the prime minister's diminished authority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    expected to be paid for by a squeeze on public spending
    They have been squeezing that for years. My UK relatives all have issues with reduced public services. No easy wins there.

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    ^ indeed. They are right in as much as we need growth and an increase in productivity.

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    KK is now having to bring forward the OBR report findings too, he's having that bad a week he'll come out later to tell us its not Weds tomorrow. Chipperfields would struggle to put on a better show than this, the only surprise is that the news clips of the conference don't have Benny Hill music running in the background.

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