Rishi Sunak warns 'economic emergency has only just begun'
25/11/2020 | news | business | 5,382
The pandemic will deal lasting damage to growth and jobs, the chancellor has warned.
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As usual the Labour party are not living in the real world . Thankfully they are not in charge of the economy otherwise we would need a forest of money trees. Her comment about the Chancellor clapping on the door step is typical irrational headlining .
So you support someone who paid people 2500 each per month, to sit at home watching neighbours on TV, whether their job still existed or not, paid 12 Billion for a spreadsheet, and opened up the treasury to billions of pounds worth of fraud?

Christ knows what your 'reality' is like. You need some pills.
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25/11/2020 14:57:39 287 172
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Ughh don't remind me.

Funny that a number of the same people saying that the economy should open up because a 10% fall in GDP results in X number of additional deaths dont make the same argument that we should cancel brexit to reduce suicides and other deaths,...
Brexit suicides - brilliant. Removed
Lot's of people commit suicide when they see their entire lives destroyed. For many Brexit will lead to loss of jobs, loss of income, for some it will be the loss of their business, house, break up of their relationships, etc...

Only a kwitter would laugh at that.
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Ughh don't remind me.

Funny that a number of the same people saying that the economy should open up because a 10% fall in GDP results in X number of additional deaths dont make the same argument that we should cancel brexit to reduce suicides and other deaths,...
I think you would find cancelling Brexit would make the death rate increase dramatically due to the physical removal of the government it would cause. Removed
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25/11/2020 15:42:24 11 2
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...more Brexiteer bluster...
Oh yeah right that old chestnut again, the over 60's marching on parliament backed by the beer bellied brigade of left behind losers.

Oh dear how would the government be able to stand against the weight of wheezing pensioners and the overwhelming smell of stale beer and fags from the faragists...

Perhaps they could try a ring of slightly damp cardboard around parliament, should be enough...
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25/11/2020 18:07:58 0 1
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Always some idiot threatening violence.
Does anyone remember PitchForksOut?
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25/11/2020 15:01:53 15 18
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It's the same world wide.
So before you start blaming it on Rishi etc
Give it a rest!
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It seems odd that many of the same people who begged the government to shut down the whole country are now complaining about job losses, foreign aid being cut, and taxes going up. What on earth were they expecting?
But, but, but... what about poor granny (aged 96 and with multiple underlying health issues). Surely it's worth destroying an entire nation and laying waste to millions of lives if it saves GRANNY!!!! (even if she then dies because she can't get an urgent life saving operation due to Covid being prioritised).

The sheep deserve all they get.
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25/11/2020 15:39:53 2 4
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Aren't you just sheet from a different flock?
Bill China. Removed
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25/11/2020 15:49:28 1 0
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Bill China is innocent!
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25/11/2020 15:51:03 0 0
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Don't forget to add VAT
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25/11/2020 15:52:59 1 0
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On what basis, sweetheart? You know you have to be able to prove some kind of specific, demonstrable wrongdoing, don't you? Let me guess what you think that is ??
Donald J, is that you????
Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out Baroness!!! Removed
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25/11/2020 15:49:39 1 1
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Lovely. What a well thought out, well argued & balanced opinion....
NOT ??
Just as well that Diane Abbott is doing the number crunching...... Removed
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25/11/2020 15:29:09 0 0
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Wanting conscription / military service is the last refuge of the pompous.

Still, it won't happen, so is irrelevant to this debate.
In your case you could have learned to read and comprehend Removed
All Fiat money but they make people pay through austerity measures instead of taxing people with multiple massive yachts and residences, and instead of making companies with massive cash piles pay their taxes. Absolutely sick bunch - corrupt and lacking in any vision of anything other than the status quo. We need a revolution. Removed
Brexit suicides - brilliant. Removed
Lot's of people commit suicide when they see their entire lives destroyed. For many Brexit will lead to loss of jobs, loss of income, for some it will be the loss of their business, house, break up of their relationships, etc...

Only a kwitter would laugh at that.
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I think you would find cancelling Brexit would make the death rate increase dramatically due to the physical removal of the government it would cause. Removed
Oh yeah right that old chestnut again, the over 60's marching on parliament backed by the beer bellied brigade of left behind losers.

Oh dear how would the government be able to stand against the weight of wheezing pensioners and the overwhelming smell of stale beer and fags from the faragists...

Perhaps they could try a ring of slightly damp cardboard around parliament, should be enough...
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25/11/2020 16:14:52 22 4
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Most of the country will agree with cutting the aid budget.More important to use the money in the UK.I have no time for the views of the Archbishop of Canterbury whose organisation sit on billions of pounds of shares which they could sell if they thought that much about it.
Most of the country is too thick to understand the purpose of foreign aid. Do you understand its purpose? Removed
25/11/2020 16:19:41 0 0
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I dont care I would give them nothing.
25/11/2020 16:21:31 3 2
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Bribery for trade deals.
25/11/2020 16:10:31 26 38
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My heart bleeds for you, poor public sector worker. I imagine that this year, far from bearing the brunt of the the Covid19 crisis, you have been on full pay every week, with no income reduction. You don't have a clue as to what it's been like for us in the private sector - the people who've really paid the price for Covid-19 - with job loss, no or reduced income, losing homes, etc.
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We've saved the deadwood and the diseased, and trashed the lifes of the healthy. Arse about face. Removed
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We've saved the deadwood and the diseased, and trashed the lifes of the healthy. Arse about face.

Yeah! who needs humanity, all these lefties asking for a fairer society, it's rediculous.
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25/11/2020 16:29:11 0 0
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"deadwood and diseased"

You'll think back on that one day.
25/11/2020 16:25:48 4 12
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BREXIT blame game started .... EU never been negotiating in GOOD FAITH , as per Withdrawal agreement , so who's to blame !!!!!
From the off its been the EU Deal or no Deal from day 1 ....over 4 yrs ago ......
No deal bis better than a bad deal ....so bring NO DEAL ON !!!!!??????????????????????
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Dreadful government. 6th highest excess death rate on planet. Worst economic performance of any of G7 countries since pandemic began. Brexit compounding problems. Boris and his Etonian halfwits will be remembered as complicit by the history books and by generations to come. Removed
halfwit lol Removed
We've saved the deadwood and the diseased, and trashed the lifes of the healthy. Arse about face. Removed
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We've saved the deadwood and the diseased, and trashed the lifes of the healthy. Arse about face.

Yeah! who needs humanity, all these lefties asking for a fairer society, it's rediculous.
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25/11/2020 15:47:01 2 0
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They are such stinking hypocrites.
Congratulations, from your answer I conclude you have read and comprehended post but has he got a moustache? ask your mum. Removed
Dreadful government. 6th highest excess death rate on planet. Worst economic performance of any of G7 countries since pandemic began. Brexit compounding problems. Boris and his Etonian halfwits will be remembered as complicit by the history books and by generations to come. Removed
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25/11/2020 16:25:08 3 8
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STOP moaning. Its a pandemic. Yes - horrible, war - horrible, natural disasters - horrible. It all needs to be paid for. We have done it before & we will do it again. You live in a great nation doing its best without an ever giving money tree. People in power will make mistakes. Have you ever made one? Forget politics & pull together as one nation or curl up in your nest & throw arrows from safety
25/11/2020 16:23:21 6 4
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Invoice China, its all their fault and it was deliberate.
I'm no supporter of this Government they are useless However the lockdown cowards who are now wondering were all the money has gone are actually making me physically sick What did you expect ffs Removed
25/11/2020 16:37:20 2 3
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Best way to boost the productive economy will be to destroy house prices. That is the biggest drain on most incomes. Most of it gushes up the chain to land sellers & developers for nothing. It would make no realistic difference to most lives if the theoretical value of the home they bought was half or a quarter of what it supposedly is now.If rates 'can't' be forced up. Tax mortgages, give savers.
Yayyy! What a genius plan! Commit economic suicide by destroying house prices! Please tell us you're a paid troll & not an actual member of UK society????? Removed
25/11/2020 16:06:17 0 0
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Invest in what - football clubs

No uk billionaires then
Now you need foreign investement yet Brexit has shown ROW how much the uk despises foreigners - great advert then??????
25/11/2020 16:48:51 1 0
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Well that sums up the Little Englander attitude that also gave us Brexit.
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25/11/2020 17:07:18 0 0
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Brilliant description of yourself
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25/11/2020 15:03:59 43 36
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If civil unrest hasn't happend by now then it wont happen in three years.
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25/11/2020 15:12:27 76 93
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Well 1% of the UK population has died of it so far. Not sure how you calculate only 0.02% have died of it.

Please show your workings 1/10 must do better.
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25/11/2020 15:50:45 21 1
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Economic hardship is a contributing factor to many people who end their lives, I wouldnt joke as it isnt exactly a funny topic.... unless of course you are morally bankrupt
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It's not all bad news, at least that dirty cheat Maradona is dead! Removed
I wish you were dead and your family Removed
25/11/2020 17:28:56 0 0
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Still the best player ever
Did Sunak dodge mentioning Brexit? Sure he did.
That will deliver a hammer blow to our economy and standard of living.
Those geriatric racists who voted to leave ain’t seen nothing yet.
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25/11/2020 17:25:30 3 5
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your proof of that is what?
25/11/2020 17:25:47 2 3
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Past caring about Brexit whinging.
25/11/2020 17:25:28 1 1
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Usual lazy, smug, bigoted Remain generalisation. And way off topic.
It's not all bad news, at least that dirty cheat Maradona is dead! Removed
I wish you were dead and your family Removed
25/11/2020 17:07:38 10 9
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Just wait for #BrainlessBrexit to kick in.
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This country is going to turn into the wild west. Can't wait; I'm after your pork and daughters. Removed
25/11/2020 17:42:17 0 0
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In that order?
25/11/2020 17:22:58 4 0
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A divided country between the secure jobs and pensions of the Public Sector and the hand to mouth existence of those in the Private Sector, who take business risk and lose everything. The entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, the business owners. There'll be no "happy clapping" for the public sector from me. I'll save my clapping for those who earn money for the country, or tried to and lost everything.
You got it dead right. Cushy jobs in the public sector and cry when Pritti kicks them up the lazy arse. Removed
25/11/2020 17:46:48 5 1
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Careful everyone.
If you talk down at the UK's prospects BJ will send Pritti round.
25/11/2020 17:40:57 3 6
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Pritti Patel dead right to kick the lazyarses in the public sector. On another planet when it comes to work ethic, getting results, going the extra mile. Typical hardworking immigrant who must be shocked at the largesse in the civil service
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25/11/2020 17:53:29 2 1
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I am currently in the process of selling my house and, thanks to this mini housing bubble Rishi has helped create, will be using some of the profits to buy a second property on a Scottish island (not saying where). The housing market is going to crash in spring, there's bound to be protests and unrest of some kind of the months and years ahead...so I reckon it's a pretty good investment.
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25/11/2020 17:58:04 5 7
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Pathetic complaints about public sector pay freeze. Would they rather have compulsory redundancy or 20% pay cuts as many face in private sector. Time to crush the unions once and for all. Nobody is forced to work in public sector - if they think the grass is greener then leave your job and start your own business - in the real world where unlimited sick days are not an option.
Scot sce

You’re a fool and an idiot

Go away
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25/11/2020 17:56:16 0 1
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Give us a clue, king mouth almighty.
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25/11/2020 17:47:57 1 5
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Brilliant isn’t it.
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25/11/2020 18:01:47 1 0
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Davey boy

Front line workers down tools. Economy would shudder to a haunt immediately

Try us

Gonna be the biggest ever winter of discontent

No bins
No schools
No emergency services
No social workers

Country will be f@@ked in days with people rioting as there lived fall apart as they can’t work because of childcare, getting no meds, no benefit money

Bring it on or pay up
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25/11/2020 18:51:26 5 1
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The people taking the decisions on lockdown restrictions and enforcing those decisions are unaffected financially by those decisions. If they were they may have a different view.
Not unaffected so much as quids, for them and their crony mates. Removed
25/11/2020 18:59:23 4 6
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No. You need to educate yourself as to what Foreign Aid is for.
Patronising idiot. Removed
25/11/2020 19:12:30 3 2
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You would seem to be.
25/11/2020 18:43:33 3 4
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Brexit is still a glittery tvrd
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Put brexit on hold for 5 years.
There is no benefit in proceeding and public opinions is now clearly.

Deffo what trump would do .and use his lawyers.
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25/11/2020 19:15:00 0 3
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£231k house? Sounds like a ghetto.

Does it come with a roof?
Six figure earning middle managers at the BBC, who cracked open the Champagne in 1997 were all heavily into BTL Pushing property porn programmes, like changing rooms etc. Along with the politicians who were all flipping houses in a secret expenses system for personal profit, and didnt represent one constituent who was not on the ladder, along with the media, whose main source of ads was property Removed
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best thing was the foreign aid cut like it or not charity should and thank gord is now gonna start to begin at home
Idiot. We became rich as a country on the back of our conquests of the rest of the world. We owe them the money back Removed
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25/11/2020 19:16:36 7 5
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696 covid deaths today not one mention on BBC news site just top story bout dead footballer yeh BBC thats why no one needs or wants to pay for u
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25/11/2020 19:18:54 12 6
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only spend aid on areas that stop all of the illegal immigrants coming - that would be a double benefit!
Idiot! Why do you think immigrants come?
It's not for our miserable;e climate
nor for the 'warm welcome' that our bigoted society offers.
The best way to stop immigrants is to reduce poverty in their homelands.
You might think that aid is money well spent.
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25/11/2020 18:55:16 9 4
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The fake uproar about the foreign aid reduction is typical virtue signalling Labour nonsense. If they had any handle on the public mood, they would realise " lets get our own affairs in order 1st" is very popular.
As for Ms Dodds whihing about public sector wage freeze.....dont even get me started. I havent had a pay rise in the private sector for 2 years but Im grateful to have a job
"Grateful" to be treated like shit !!!

You've got a strange outlook on life, no wonder there are virtually no workers rights left anymore...
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25/11/2020 20:10:00 6 2
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The UK has a colossal and rapidly growing uneducated, ignorant yet intelligent population. They make bad decisions yet are kept in their place by an antiquated power base, class system and structure of discrimination. COVID has revealed many truths about a flawed system of over-centralised government. Mr Sunak, an excellent mind, is slowly leading the horse to water.
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25/11/2020 20:37:15 1 2
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Must think positive as spain is 25% unemployed.
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who is this idiot hes not a celt not a saxon not a briton why is he in government at all Removed
25/11/2020 21:05:18 3 0
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bit early in the week to be on the booze
25/11/2020 21:06:37 1 0
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So what is your pedigree, Al?
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Why is the lead story on the BBC website dealing with a football cheat? Normally it’s Political cheats. They have gone even lower than normal.... Removed
who is this idiot hes not a celt not a saxon not a briton why is he in government at all Removed
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Don't worry we will all be getting that brexit dividend on Jan 1st. No deal with one month to go and nobody is prepared....

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Not true. The PM is going out less.

Rope sales have increased. I guess some people are preparing if they see him.
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25/11/2020 22:32:13 3 4
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Ignorant.
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Daily Telegraph Obituary on Maradona “in a career never lacking in drama, he also proved himself a liar, a cheat and an egomaniac ....” seems Johnson shares a number of similarities in addition to size, with the “great gifted one” … who will, I suspect, unlike the “shapeshifting creep” have many statues erected in his honour throughout the world. Life is strange. Removed
25/11/2020 23:30:35 7 1
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Pathetic and ignorant.
25/11/2020 23:40:09 3 1
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Redsky. “We need to get our own house in order before trying to help others in other countries. We have people here having to choose between eating or heating. Charity starts at home.”

Which of course has always been the case, so by your logic, we should never have an overseas aid budget. We should turn inward, forget any pretext of global Britain & decline into international insignificance...
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A brilliant footballer.
Why are we surprised that people have 'feet of clay'?
I don't want to hear moral advice from a singer.
I don't want political comments from an actor.
Must an artist have a flawless private life to produce a masterpiece?
Recognise talent where it exists
but talent isn't virtue - don't extrapolate into unrelated areas.
Surely the first action one takes in a financial emergency is to stop paying for things you do not need? Such as, unemployed immigrants, immigrants that do not work in the tax system, 1m illegal immigrants, those in breach of bail conditions, one parent? immigrant families and of course the 'asylum' seekers in accommodation. We have at least 1.75m who are of no benefit but take benefits! Removed
26/11/2020 07:01:12 1 0
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26/11/2020 07:02:42 7 1
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All this because some idiots don't like wearing masks or following rules.
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this economic emergency was started from the negligence of the communists with their hiding of the situation, not allowing free speech or a free press in china - i wonder if the west can get any economic redress from them or maybe now they are so financially and militarily strong they can just carry on pretending they are doing nothing wrong they way they treat people not just their but the world Removed
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So the Chancellor is proud of his role in foreign aid despite the cuts and his feeble excuse that other countries contribute less than Britain - now Germany at 0.6 contribution is ahead of Britain at 0.5 p.c. now.

I,d say he should be ashamed that some of the worlds poorest will be getting that bit less because of his decision to cut overseas aid.
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Rishi Sunak dodged all questions relating to Brexit. It must now be clear to everyone, that far from "prospering mightily" (Johnson's lie from a few days ago), Brexit will do our country massive and unnecessary harm.
Any Brexit supporter who loses their job or who is worse off as a result of increased taxes etc will need take a long look in the mirror before complaining.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear

Trump has accepted being defeated and will hand over the power to Biden who said he would re-join the world including to end trade wars, while the UK will be left alone after years' anti-globalization with Trump, also it is the best moment for EU to screw up the UK in trade talks!

Meantime, Biden will implement tough polices to defeat COVID, while boji would U-turn again
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26/11/2020 07:37:28 10 4
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Covid blows one foot off our economy and Brexiters shoot a hole in the other. True patriots.
26/11/2020 07:20:43 4 4
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No pay rises as the country is in financial crisis. I've continued to do my job during the pandemic and I've had no help from the government and i'm getting no pay rise. Suck it up cupcakes. Oh by the way the RMT threatening strikes when their drivers are on 48000 and have had no trains to drive is purely a political stunt
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26/11/2020 07:54:22 2 3
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I wonder how much the country should be seeking from the Chinese Government - if they are unwilling to pay then there must be plenty of Chinese owned assets we can plunder.
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26/11/2020 08:17:03 6 5
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There are a lot of selfish people that want "their" project to get the money. Resigning does not help, it just causes confusion and costs even more money to replace you. Stop sniveling, grow up and understand this is a Crisis, that is why they call it a "CRISIS" never seen before. What was in a manifesto before COVID was even heard of is completely irrelevant. Oh dear what a bunch of wimps.
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I personally contribute very generously to uneducated girls in across Asia, the difference is , I do not oblige you to do the same.
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I personally contribute very generously to uneducated girls in across Asia, the difference is , I do not oblige you to do the same.
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26/11/2020 09:35:12 11 4
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As always

the front line staff do all the 'dirty' work and are recognised

BUT

when it comes to a pay review it becomes 'no way'

from each according to his ability to each according to their need

Look closely at those that avoid tax, off shore tax evasion, current cost accounting

The scales of justice are against those that gave their all at the time of national need

thanks Tories
Dumb argument. Just another illiterate Leftie attempt to put the Tories down. When has ANY Labour Gov ever put so much money behind supporting the average worker?

I will give you a hint. NEVER
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26/11/2020 09:59:43 0 0
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So Labour didn't destroy the economy in 2008 then? Glad you've finally realised that. There is hope for you. ??
Oh dear oh dear oh dear

Trump has accepted being defeated and will hand over the power to Biden who said he would re-join the world including to end trade wars, while the UK will be left alone after years' anti-globalization with Trump, also it is the best moment for EU to screw up the UK in trade talks!

Meantime, Biden will implement tough polices to defeat COVID, while boji would U-turn again
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26/11/2020 09:58:24 0 0
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Desperate for attention....

How sad.
26/11/2020 10:03:45 1 1
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Haven't you got a hearing to attend Piers Corbyn?
26/11/2020 10:13:39 0 1
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Big pay rises for people who have spare money? Not a great rallying cry, is it?

Besides, high interest rates on savings discourage investment - if I could get fat risk-free real returns on my money in a savings account, why would I buy shares in a start-up business?
26/11/2020 09:01:13 1 8
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It's simple really.
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26/11/2020 09:59:23 3 0
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Making your hate post longer than usual won’t help

It will still sink like an anchor to page 137 before anyone can read it
26/11/2020 10:32:57 7 0
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Rishi Sunak, the man that promised £600billion of gross public sector investment in his budget only for the country to be in lockdown 10 days later, I trust him as far as I could throw him.
Can we all take turns, trying to throw him, please? I live in North Wales. Some prime chucking spots..... Removed
26/11/2020 11:00:31 0 0
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Bags me Dorothea.
26/11/2020 10:29:11 2 4
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His mates are Hezbollah.

Lefties still so butt hurt that Jezza and co were rejected so profoundly.
Obviously that's not true. What is true is that the Tories and Jimmy Savile were best mates. Birds of a feather... Removed
It seems the Tories are quite happy to smear Corbyn regarding his "friends," but don't like it when I point out that Jimmy Savile was a good "friend" to the Tories. Hypocrites.

In any case, both Savile and the economy are dead, with the latter having no chance of recovery, thanks to this Government.
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26/11/2020 11:11:17 2 5
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Corbyn is receiving his just deserts. The Labour party are in Turmoil, Starmer will be lucky to last another 6 months lol
Corbyn the Architect of Brexit!!
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LOL. Says you, an illiterate Brexit supporter.
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