Budget 2021: Furlough set to be extended - Kwasi Kwarteng
02/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,868
Kwasi Kwarteng says help for firms and workers will continue, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to unveil the Budget.
Absolute joke!!!

Lazy people sat on their arse for a bit longer while the rest of us pay for it!!!

Turn off Netflix, put the crisps down and get back to work!!!

Bunch of dole dosers!!!
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Nobody chose this.
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02/03/2021 13:03:30 5 1
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Well, that's certainly one way to look at it. However, if the government imposes a lockdown and businesses are told to shut then, it's only fair that they provide a lifeline for those affected to get through it. Otherwise, there would be chaos. Also, don't tar everyone with the same brush. There is nothing I want more than to get back to work. If there's anything left to go back too?
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there not signing on the dole if they are furlough you muppet
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Yes, you are right! And people who work will pay more taxes ??
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02/03/2021 13:06:58 3 1
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Says a lot about you, I have been fortunate enough to work from home throughout, many of my colleagues not so fortunate, Most are wanting to return to work and don’t see any joy in furlough. Same bills to pay less income to do so, without the government stepping in some would be homeless.Furlough is not through choice.
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02/03/2021 13:09:37 3 1
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Furlough saved my life. I'd have starved without it. I've never been on benefits and never claimed a penny until the furlough scheme started in march. I am now working again thankfully. Just because people are bar staff or hotel workers doesn't mean they have no work ethic. I was desperate to get back to work.
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02/03/2021 13:12:50 1 1
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Wow milk of human kindness on HYS. If you actually did some basic research you'll find that EMPLOYERS have put some employees on furlough. It's not the employees choice. Still I suppose you would rather everyone be made jobless so your comment of " dole dossers" could be used every other sentence by you. I have worked throughout and count myself lucky so go and have a word with yourself.
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02/03/2021 13:14:30 1 1
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You don't pay for anything mate. Get the book Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It. by Graeber. Is your job one of those?
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Furlough isn't a choice.
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Where’s Captain Hindsight on this? Strangely quiet..
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Can the health ministers be charged with murder for knowingly sending covid infected elderly to recover in nursing homes? Removed
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No they did Nothing of the sort.
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No, there will be no prosecutions of ministers for anything they did in the Pandemic - of course they wrote full non liability into all pandemic regulations. They are not stupid. They and their mates who prospered so vastly from this walk away fully protected by the laws they themselves wrote. Zero accountability. Fair or not ????
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02/03/2021 13:11:36 53 21
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Tory money tree . Where all this money come from and who is going to pay it back ? Tories went rogue. Full volume communists even Gierek would be proud of. Borrow and spend. Bribe the masses . Pretend like there is no problems. Ruin everything, add Brexit fiasco and then blame ....oh irony....the communists from other part of the world who in fact are better capitalists and Democrats than Tories
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I am a guv'nor for an SME who was lucky enough to remain open during this whole sorry episode. Risk and fear are two different things and when I was starting out as junior here - I know for a fact I would have never left my guv'nor's side - working from home? No way. Don't know why people are so scared of death - should be scared of not living whilst we are alive. Get back to work Britain.
You don't know why people are scared of death lol.

Prat
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Obviously scared of dying Richard - embrace the virus - think what you will be doing for the environment if you peg it? I will not cower in fear - how pathetic is that?
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02/03/2021 13:38:45 0 2
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Furloughed people would be better off going on benefits now & far fairer for the rest of us who get nothing - Sunak is just terrified of doing his job
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02/03/2021 12:58:04 426 88
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We can't keep doing this indefinitely. Eventually we have to get back to some sort of normal while there's still something left to get back to!

It's a virus, a nasty one admittedly, but we need to learn to live with it... not run away from it and lock everyone up.
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02/03/2021 12:56:11 203 147
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He doesn't know or care what you are going through like most rich tories he us not affected by the policies he instigates.
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02/03/2021 13:57:53 2 2
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She’s already written the response and wint be listening to what Rishi says. She might learn something if she did listen but seems more intent on showing herself up.
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02/03/2021 14:00:54 0 1
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Beats the nonsense that comes out of Johnson’s mouth
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02/03/2021 14:07:29 0 1
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Captain Hindsight gets to do the response!
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1945-2021 A Proud European Country
2021-Present The New Africa.

Welcome to Britain
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What a racist and patronising comment - typical remainer! Removed
1945-2021 A Proud European Country
2021-Present The New Africa.

Welcome to Britain
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What a racist and patronising comment - typical remainer! Removed
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Not racist all. We are heading for Bankruptcy like it or not.
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Didn't happen under Labour either. Some of my former local Labour MP's needed a map to find the area.
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02/03/2021 14:18:59 6 5
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Why do I get the feeling that extending furlough will be at the cost of further NHS privatisation.
Some very difficult decisions have to be made, and you have to know that the NHS will be in the Tories’ sights.
"Why do I get the feeling that extending furlough will be at the cost of further NHS privatisation"

Because you're of low intelligence and believe every lie fed to you by the Labour party most likely!
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02/03/2021 13:51:45 7 5
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Here's a wild idea - why don't they just start easing lockdown now, so life can completely return to normal by April-May? Covid was always a glorified cold, and now it's a vaccine-preventable glorified cold. We've had a year of this hysteria, the time has come to get on with rebuilding the shattered economy and livelihoods.
Covid-19 is not a glorified cold, it kills people of all ages - you have no idea how disgusting and hurtful your comments are to the thousands of people who have lost loved ones. Try spending some time talking to frontline NHS staff, like my partner, who have been risking their lives treating Covid-19 positive patients whilst dealing with insensitive idiots like you. Removed
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Buying votes nothing less

Furlough just universal credit at a socialist rate of payment

These jobs have not just gone in the short time they have gone for good

Soon 5 million unemployed will look back at this and wonder
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Yes the government is spending millions on this scheme and rightly so.
If there was no scheme then people would be in a terrible financial position, must not forget people’s mental health and what that would do.
No one knows the real impact yet of Covid & Brexit.
Focus on the positive.
Vaccines will makes the UK a brilliant country to be in compared to the EU27.
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Meanwhile Angelina Jolie sells painting for £7million. She must be feeling the pinch. Removed
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02/03/2021 13:37:48 38 51
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Good god, are you Keir Stammer, hindsight is a wonderful thing
Hindsight? I and others were demanding the borders be shut in posts on here well over a year. Most were deleted by moderators for "waaaaaaycism" though.

My "waaaaycism" aka "sensible management of a deadly global pandemic" has subsequently been proven to have worked in Taiwan and NZ. So successful that we are finally adopting it here and even Labour are admitting that border control is essential.
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Even though Kwasi looks a bit like a frog I trust him completely. And the legend that is Boris too. Removed
Great to see such a diverse Cabinet, so many senior roles filled by talented first generation migrants. Hats off to them. Wonder when the huge over representation of the BAME community will be deemed unfair. Nobody seems to comment. Removed
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I'm trying to work out who in the cabinet you think is talented. Rishi Sunak I guess, but Raab, Patel, Gove, Wallace, Hancock, Kwarteng, Truss, Williamson, Braverman, Lewis - can't say talented is the first thing that comes to mind.
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02/03/2021 13:19:52 12 8
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That would be the last GE when traditional anti Tory supporters provided them with all the power they ever wanted in the name of Brexit at all costs. Well, this is one of the costs, allowing the Tories to do what they have always done, corruption and cronyism.
No it really wouldn't. Get a grip. Corbyn was a terrorist sympathising idiot. We may have a gullible clown in No 10 now that is in thrall to a raft of left leaning sociopathic SAGE modellers, but better that than Corbyn. Removed
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02/03/2021 12:50:34 37 26
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Where on earth is this unending pot of money coming from? the best way to save the economy and jobs is to end the lockdown. The vaccine is working. Hospitalisations have plummeted. The government continue to extend this as they don’t want to face the inevitable music.
From all the £10.000 fines and the £800 fines. . . oh wait no one is paying them and never will apart from £1 a month what a joke.
I'm creaming it £800 a week for doing bugger all whilst I go out and earn another £1500 a week, please keep the furlough coming I have a villa in Pueto Banus to pay for and a full chomper of veneers coming up. . . . luving it you mugs keep crying saddo's
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02/03/2021 13:17:14 26 18
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pubs will be packed as furlough fraud was rife in first lockdown and no doubt still is, go into any pub when open and listen to the gloaters
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So fishing firms will go bust because of Brexit (which was obvious from the start).

Why no HYS on this, BBC?
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02/03/2021 20:17:25 1 1
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Those folks don't read so why bother, wot?
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Well let's all shed a tear for the 10 or so people that still think fishing is a viable career in 2021... In a country that doesn't eat an awful lot of fish.
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Like a bad dream eh? Or an alarmclock you can't switch off
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We would be in be in big doo doo if Corbyn was PM...
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The level of ignorance on this HYS makes it pointless to make a comment.

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Spoken like a true plebeian :D Removed
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The level of ignorance on this HYS makes it pointless to make a comment.

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Ta Ta then Removed
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We would be in be in big doo doo if Corbyn was PM...
Strange!

My thumb's up has been removed 3 times.
Has Jeremy got a new job?
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The new "low interest rates problem".

Once the cat is out the bag, and the longer it's out, the harder it will be to withdraw.
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I wonder if it is wise for our PM to be decorating his flat with golden wallpaper at this time.

Who are the decorators? Essential interior designers?

On that subject, we had 10 years of our govenrment telling us money does not grow on trees when all the time they could have eased things with 400 odd billions.

Britain has a top notch credit rating that they hid from us.
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