UK borrowing hits highest November level on record
22/12/2020 | news | business | 1,371
The government borrowed £31.6bn last month as it continued to support the economy during the pandemic.
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22/12/2020 10:36:44 1 5
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Those kinds of comment tend to be from people who think they are being original and witty, when clearly neither apply.

But yes, this is a world beating mess. Well done Sunak.
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22/12/2020 10:39:32 2 0
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Yes all those (and the sherlocks), understand you're not being original.
We've heard it all before, more often than not multiple time in the same article. Talk about stating the bleedin' obvious.
None of you knew any of the data above, you just felt the need to post popular tripe.
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22/12/2020 10:39:42 1 1
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If you're the ruler of your own private country then there have to be some benefits......
The pandemic doesn't change economic reality

It's not a war - it never required this kind of massive overreaction

The countries with minimal responses have had exactly the health outcomes of those with so-called "lockdown" sometime better and without the certain horrific physical and mental side effects

Everything is trade-off

We have traded 2 generations futures for a few 80 year olds
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22/12/2020 10:46:18 1 0
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Hmm..but given the reactions of some people to this crisis it raises the question as to how the hell these kind of people would have dealt with 1939-1940.
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22/12/2020 10:46:58 1 0
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The game isn't over so how do you know the financial impact ... what is the cost of another 5 million unemployed and numerous failed businesses.
I await your cost analysis with interest.
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22/12/2020 10:47:51 2 0
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Ah - the 'Logan's Run' approach! Why not just save time and just shoot everyone over 65 now ? You can save on pensions too. Of course, you'd probably want to change the rules when your time comes.
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22/12/2020 10:39:14 190 93
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Would you 100% remortgage your house to give your elderly grandparent another year of life?

That’s essentially what we’ve done

It’s madness we don’t spend this much saving life’s of any other deadly illness

We’ve lost perspective
Hope you don't need a drug the NHS regards as too expensive based on the cost benefit principle ... oh how ironic that'll be.

Just lie down and die ... you aren't worth the money.
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22/12/2020 11:00:49 19 17
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Would you accept a 50% tax on your income to give the NHS more money?

If the answer is no, why are ypu being so selfish?
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22/12/2020 11:40:53 19 3
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Tens of thousands of elderly die from the consequences of avoidable respiratory infections every year.

Yet I don’t see you calling for the state to seize your house, fancy car, double your tax and put everyone under house arrest to save those lives.

Funny how all you lockdown Karen’s will screw the country to save some lives, yet consider other lives to be worthless.
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22/12/2020 11:49:25 2 3
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That sounds like a rather vindictive approach. Are you worth the money?
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22/12/2020 11:53:02 18 2
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If I'm 75 and had a full life I'd be happy to go knowing that money went instead on a child so they could lead a full life and healthy life rather than extending mine by a year.
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22/12/2020 11:44:53 2 1
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essentially thats what they do. Slapped plenty of do not revive notices on patients earlier in the year without family consent.
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22/12/2020 11:58:53 17 2
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That's exactly how it works in normal circumstances - if a treatment is deemed too expensive for the benefit gained in terms of years of life saved, the treatment is not given. The economic cost of the pandemic per life saved has so far been much greater than would normally be paid.
22/12/2020 12:51:48 5 1
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"Hope you don't need a drug the NHS regards as too expensive based on the cost benefit principle ... oh how ironic that'll be."

Any finite resource needs to be prioritised, however hard the choices to be made. NICE uses a system based on 'life years' to allocate healthcare resources. Your ideology simply doesn't work in practice.
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22/12/2020 10:28:38 12 14
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And all because China won't change its eating habits
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22/12/2020 10:56:19 37 19
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The City of London financial industry is wholly based on tax avoidance and offshoring. People need to understand that they are NEVER going to tighten up on this. The whole reason for the UK 'taking back control' was to make it easier for tax avoidance, and less scrutiny from legislators like the EU.
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"UK borrowing hits highest November level on record"

The lying useless corrupt Tory government mate's really are having a nice Christmas

Remember folks

If you vote Tory you will get corruption and a bankrupt country

Oh yeah and the WORST pandemic

Oh yeah and the utility stupidity of Brexit

I am not sure this country can survive 4 more year's of Tory corruption and incompetence
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22/12/2020 11:23:41 2 3
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And yet the country rejected the alternative, your hero Jeremy Corbyn, by one of the biggest majorities in history so you're stuck with them aren't you?
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22/12/2020 11:28:53 0 1
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You really are a gold medal drama queen and not quite literate.
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22/12/2020 10:58:00 10 7
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As the graph shows our debt rising every year since the early 2000s, how much of a con trick was Tory austerity from 2010 on?

Face up to the fact it wasn’t to pay off the debt... but we knew that, didn’t we...,
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22/12/2020 10:32:47 5 0
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We could, but we haven't got any left......
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22/12/2020 11:11:41 5 1
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Please publish your evidence for this baseless politics of envy rubbish. Or did you read it in the daily mirror??
Try taking your head out of your arse and whichever tax dodger owned right-wing rag you read, and do a little research yourself

Everything I've said is easily found, except the exact amount defrauded this year, but it's still reasonably easy to trace where it's actually gone, even though the govt did its best to remove scrutiny and transparency??
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22/12/2020 10:31:51 83 43
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It is only a blip, Boris and Rishi have it all under control...their own cash in offshore accounts that is.
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Funny how the UK is getting the blame for this er 'new strain' but no-one wants to blame the Chinese for starting the thing in the first place. Still, it gives the French a really good excuse to give us a Brexit punishment beating. But of course, no-one wants to blame them either Removed
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22/12/2020 11:52:46 0 0
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But I thought Brexit was gonna be "suppa duppa"no problem

Regrets eh ????
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22/12/2020 10:28:21 77 43
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Boris confidently predicts we will pay this off in the first 2 months of 2021 due to saving £350 million per week by leaving the EU and a dramatic increase in the export of Unicorns.
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22/12/2020 11:58:09 0 0
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Ignorance personified.
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Perhaps we can rely on BBC Sports Personality of the year and tax exile Lewis Hamilton to lead the way and start paying some tax back into Britain?

Or leading Remain campaigner Richard Branson, perhaps he might start to pay some taxes in the UK?

No?
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22/12/2020 12:16:59 1 1
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Another woke hypocrite like Rashford....multi millionaires pretending to hate the system that they have done so very well out of.
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22/12/2020 12:22:59 0 0
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Marcus Rashford should have had a clean sweep at the SPOTY. He’s in a league of his own.
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22/12/2020 11:07:54 2 2
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There needs to be an international agreement between (at least) the major economies to ensure that Global Corporates pay a reasonable tax.

Such an agreement is far more likely once Joe Biden takes over, and (hopefully) reverses Trump's tax holiday on USA Corporations' income from abroad. That would be a start.
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22/12/2020 12:14:35 8 3
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Hefore anybody mentions Corbyn; (I am not a Labour supporter)

He wanted to roll out broadband across the country, (now a Tory policy), Provide free school meals (Marxism according to Boris) inject public investment into major infrastructure construction in the north, (big Tory policy now) and was a dyed in the wool Euro-sceptic!
One of your own, surely?
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22/12/2020 12:19:51 0 0
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The Torres have vows on Muslims.
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22/12/2020 12:20:39 4 0
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I don't know about the allegations of anti-Semitism.
I am not Labour.
He was certainly in denial about it.
I have heard some dreadful anti-Semitic remarks down the Con Club and I kid you not. Pots and kettles.
My point was his spending looks parsimonious now.
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22/12/2020 12:26:13 1 0
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We've all seen plenty of evidence of the PMs views on various races and religious, but where's your evidence of his personal views on Jews?

Asking the EHRC to investigate your own party has only been done by one party, while the other major one just peddles lies about an independent investigation, and brushes everything under the carpet

Hypocrisy of the highest order
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22/12/2020 11:58:42 3 3
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Oh joy...

Its OK we have Brexit... Ahhhhhhh.

What a shambles.

Feel sorry for those in 20's and 30's plus those kids who will be picking up the repayments.

Those who voted brexit are probably retired of have already paid off their mortgages sat on a big fat final salary state / private pensions.

Not happy!!
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Liar Johnson and his lying useless corrupt government could give the country

A huge Christmas present

And

A huge boost by resigning on mass

But they won't be doing that

Because that's when the corruption becomes very real and the police become involved

And prison for Patel and the others becomes very real

PROSECUTIONS NEED TO START TODAY
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22/12/2020 13:02:02 2 8
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Anybody earning 30K or more goes on 50% tax ?? Sorted payed back in no time ???? Anybody below 30K goes on 0% tax ????balances the wealth in the U.K.
22/12/2020 13:10:22 2 2
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Don't forget his married lover!
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22/12/2020 13:16:20 5 3
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Assuming the outcome of the WHO investigation is that China was responsible for COVID-19 and then guilty of covering the leak up, they should be held to account.

This would mean that they pay off the debt of countries impacted by COVID-19.
22/12/2020 14:37:31 5 5
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The government could save a fortune in non-essential spending by defunding the BBC with immediate effect
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22/12/2020 12:39:48 29 12
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UK borrowing hits highest November level on record
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Imaging if labour were in government the media & newspapers would have a field day but as the tories are causing this debt mountain it is all fine.
Hypocrites!
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22/12/2020 16:23:55 1 0
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I don't believe disliking an anti-semitic institution like the Labour party is 'alt right'.

Explain why this is so?
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