Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme until September
03/03/2021 | news | business | 2,428
The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.
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02/03/2021 22:57:09 6 22
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Labour’s shock response of ‘should have done it sooner’.
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02/03/2021 23:00:51 20 28
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And Labour are right. The Tory handling of this pandemic has been a disgrace and international embarrassment.
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02/03/2021 23:08:10 3 1
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Glad you agree ??
03/03/2021 10:46:50 0 0
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Labour are in league with the Tories. They are all puppets to the same masters. That's why we no longer have any real opposition
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Jim
02/03/2021 22:58:44 239 28
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I thought we were all going to be vaccinated before then? Surely all trade should be open before September, if not, why not?
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02/03/2021 23:02:41 67 96
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Borders are closed. International travel firms need all the help they can get. People tend to forget the travel industry! We need this!
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02/03/2021 23:09:54 27 4
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It will take many businesses months to get back up to speed after lockdown release, and cope with the lag of recovery.
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03/03/2021 00:18:49 14 3
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Business has been calling for certainty, this gives that, and a security net should something go wrong in the plan to get back to normality. Surely this is a good thing?
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03/03/2021 07:02:27 3 2
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Hopefully its to let businesses open slowly and carefully. If so I'd support it. If its to extend the now unnecessary restrictions, then they want beaten with a large stick.
03/03/2021 09:13:08 1 0
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They'll screw it up somehow.
03/03/2021 10:36:14 0 0
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You must be one of the people who needs to realise that the vaccination programme does not solve all the problems raised by the pandemic.
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02/03/2021 22:58:55 13 20
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Great news, I feel Sunak will be the PM after Boris
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02/03/2021 23:02:18 5 5
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I feel this will be sooner than a lot of people think
03/03/2021 10:06:25 0 1
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Don't underestimate the covert racism in the Conservative Party!
03/03/2021 10:47:05 0 1
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I feel you've lost your mind
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02/03/2021 22:58:50 2 8
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When this is all over I'm going to purposefully soil myself and cry happy tears
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02/03/2021 22:59:57 201 43
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We suddenly have a Tory money tree ??
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02/03/2021 23:01:40 68 137
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No it's OUR money tree TEN YEARS of austerity now we get something back!
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03/03/2021 00:57:41 10 1
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Yeh, its called Muggins, the tax payer
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03/03/2021 02:59:04 10 3
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Would you rather no borrowing and mass unemployment?
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03/03/2021 03:29:40 2 0
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an unending gift
03/03/2021 10:07:23 0 0
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With tax raising roots!
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Zug
02/03/2021 22:59:57 157 27
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What happened to things getting back to normal in summer?.. isn't it approaching the time to end furlough?
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02/03/2021 23:08:52 153 57
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NO.
NO.
NO.
no more debt for the country.
open the towns and cities back up, the country cannot sustain this DEBT.
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02/03/2021 23:08:55 22 4
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Still going to need a roadmap with it after June. Hence the extension, no? To think the economy will just pop back to normal is stupid
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03/03/2021 05:27:53 7 5
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Only 3 more lockdowns until Christmas!
03/03/2021 11:11:45 1 0
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Did they say which summer? 2021, 2022, 2023?
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02/03/2021 23:00:49 11 14
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Furlough was intended as a bridge for viable jobs - how many jobs will remain in the autumn?

This is nothing more than throwing money to the masses - more Red Rishi than 'Frugal' Tories. McDonnell and Abbot would be proud.
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02/03/2021 23:04:38 4 3
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More debt for the nation.
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02/03/2021 23:07:39 7 3
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All the fault of Tories miles, nothing to do with McDonnell and Abbot, nothing to do with Labour. It’s just your fault and error and ignorance for yet again voting Tory. Your fault Miles. Nothing to do with McDonnell or Abbot. I know it burns you miles but nothing to do with Labour..??
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02/03/2021 23:08:02 6 1
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But all that money is keeping the circle of life going though... paid back in taxes, mortgage payments to banks, businesses still running to provide services
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02/03/2021 23:09:45 2 2
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Agree people don't realise that this is artificially propping up the economy and jobs. Many companies will take the government money now but are unlikely to keep jobs they have done without for 18 months at that point
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02/03/2021 22:57:09 6 22
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Labour’s shock response of ‘should have done it sooner’.
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02/03/2021 23:00:51 20 28
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And Labour are right. The Tory handling of this pandemic has been a disgrace and international embarrassment.
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02/03/2021 23:04:03 2 2
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Wish you had said that sooner
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03/03/2021 01:54:43 4 1
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TORY's screwed it up - that much is true!

But, if, in desperation, you think that Liebore would, or could, or should have done a better a better then I suggest you browse headlines from their years of misrule.
03/03/2021 10:13:55 0 1
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Don't take your eye off...the 125,000 'excess' Covid-19 deaths under the shambolic Conservatives!
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02/03/2021 23:01:03 8 6
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what about business rates??
that’s what is killing small businesses not qualifying big enough to negotiate with councils
About time to drop Thatchers abitrary charges
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02/03/2021 23:01:39 9 10
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Our Dear Leader in Scotland will now use this WM cash to lock us up to next Xmas, her dictatorship will continue!
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02/03/2021 23:05:19 10 7
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Not for long, she’ll be gone by the end of the wk
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02/03/2021 23:01:50 77 18
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Rishi's magic money tree
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02/03/2021 23:33:12 36 10
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Amazonian forest
03/03/2021 09:23:42 2 0
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Nah, this isn't going to cost Rishi a penny. It's OUR magic money tree since it's us that will have to pay all this back
03/03/2021 14:33:33 0 0
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Better than Corbyns magic forrest.
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02/03/2021 23:02:13 579 46
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Let’s hope Sunak goes after the rich tax avoiders (e.g. Amazon) and other tax avoidance loopholes making use of tax havens and leaves middle income earners alone eh ! About time we had a level playing field when it comes to taxation !
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02/03/2021 23:06:33 425 25
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Cash cows on PAYE will foot the bill again.
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02/03/2021 23:09:27 58 14
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No chance..hes one of them
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02/03/2021 23:03:37 12 4
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No idea we DO know he had a meeting with these people last week though watch this space
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02/03/2021 23:18:21 94 63
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Protecting rich peoples assets was one of the main reasons for Brexit.
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02/03/2021 23:21:15 70 82
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There is an elephant in the room called brexit. Companies are moving to the EU as we speak
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02/03/2021 23:44:44 20 10
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Not a chance.
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03/03/2021 00:26:22 31 42
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Amazon didn’t cause this. They saved my bacon during lockdown.

Tax the people who spread the virus around the globe.

Wasn’t the Tories, wasn’t Amazon, wasn’t Trump, wasn’t antivaxers, wasn’t brexit voters or anyone else the media demonise.

It was idiots going on holiday. They knew the score, they’d seen the news. I’d tax them so hard they end up sleeping on park benches.
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03/03/2021 00:43:08 32 2
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He won’t, he’s an ex hedge funder (still connected) and hedge funds deliver operate through the murky world of offshore finance to maximise returns, he’s hardly going to scupper the industry that he will no doubt return to one day, it’s a bit like the poacher turning gamekeeper
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03/03/2021 00:49:18 28 4
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You mean the donors to the Tory Party? They and their hedge funds are protected.
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03/03/2021 00:55:49 10 0
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Also transparent MP's
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03/03/2021 01:12:17 27 27
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Utterly wrong Amazon pay all due tax. The infantile knee jerk nonsense about them is boring. Half the goods they sell are for others! Small retailers that can't afford separate web sites & handle the logistics.

Tax should fall as a recovery of furlough tax over several years. Those that got free hand outs should pay it back over time as a tax. Aiming tax at one shop is exact opposite of level!
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03/03/2021 01:35:31 18 4
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Including his own and the rest of his cronies (list too long to mention). Should be noted that one of the reasons for brexit was the fact that the EU had/has a plan to prevent Tax Avoidance.

Quite easy to do (TA). Google it...
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03/03/2021 02:30:04 23 3
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People with money in tax havens would have been subject to tax under EU law. Why do you think Rees-Mogg, Farage, Johnson etc were so keen to leave?
Removed
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03/03/2021 02:53:32 22 2
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Why do you think ERG and Tory sponsors campaigned for Brexit?
To avoid EU clampdowns on offshore tax havens and other tax avoidance schemes.
So, going after rich tax avoiders isn't going to happen, is it?
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03/03/2021 03:06:33 25 0
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About time people understand Amazon etc do pay tax.

What needs overhauling are the tax laws that let them get away with paying less than they should.

But that will never happen. Nor will the "well off", as that includes him and his chums. Middle incomers, strap in.
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03/03/2021 03:31:33 16 0
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Ask him how much his family has offshore.
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03/03/2021 04:50:37 11 0
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Lol, they are Tories, that won't happen. More likely too freeze tax allowances, hammering the low and middle earners
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03/03/2021 05:01:16 10 14
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Fine, let's level the playing field & have the 47% of people taken out of the tax regime start to pay some. It is always the high earners who have to pay, not that I mind contributing, but if I have to pay anymore then I want 2 votes at the next election because I am effectively paying for 2 people.
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03/03/2021 05:12:38 5 7
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so a lot of us go online to do our shopping and we are to be penalized for it amazon are not tax avoiders and the things you gain with them you would never get in the high street shops get in modern times lots of people like me enjoy online shopping and getting it brought to your door get with it
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03/03/2021 06:17:31 10 5
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Do you have any idea how much revenue Amazon generates for the UK government through VAT in every single item sold? Class 2 NI contributions on NIB for the mass amount they employ? The rents they pay warehouse landlords, the drivers, Packers, office workers...? Bezos doesn't have a mountain of liquid cash, it's the share price of the company that dictates his asset value.
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03/03/2021 06:27:00 8 0
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You’d need Hmrc to be up to the task
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03/03/2021 06:28:44 5 2
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Like the royals?... read the paradise papers much?.
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03/03/2021 06:54:03 2 15
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How about VAT at 15% for the high street and 25% for online purchases.

Plus a work from home income tax surcharge of c5% to offset lost commuting and hospitality revenue not being contributed by people WFH.
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03/03/2021 07:24:23 3 0
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Couldn’t agree more they need it backdated as well so other tax paying businesses have a chance to compete
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02/03/2021 23:02:33 78 30
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What is the point of this extension? If we will all be free from social distancing in June surely an extension until the end of June is all that is required.
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02/03/2021 23:05:12 74 14
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Do you think business is just going to spring back to pre covid levels straight away? Thousands of businesses have already gone under which will have a huge knock on effect on those that are left.
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02/03/2021 23:06:36 16 2
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You think the economy will be booming by June / July then? No - you’ll need time to build confidence back up
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02/03/2021 23:16:50 11 2
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Extremely naive!
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02/03/2021 23:19:18 12 2
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Because there's no guarantee all restrictions will be gone by June 21st. The government have been explicit about calling that the earliest possible date, not the latest.
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03/03/2021 05:30:04 4 2
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Edmund , I suppose you have already booked your seat in the pub on the 21st of June..... you think economy will l be back to normal on 22nd of June? Naive beyond belief.
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03/03/2021 07:58:22 5 1
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The economy will not be back to pre covid levels for a long time and that will be a gradual process. Most companies will be running at low levels for a few months so rather than make staff redundant this scheme will save jobs.
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Jim
02/03/2021 22:58:44 239 28
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I thought we were all going to be vaccinated before then? Surely all trade should be open before September, if not, why not?
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02/03/2021 23:02:41 67 96
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Borders are closed. International travel firms need all the help they can get. People tend to forget the travel industry! We need this!
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02/03/2021 23:08:08 37 21
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I need food, a home and money for bills. Travel is a luxury that I can do without.
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02/03/2021 23:42:09 17 8
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Borders are definitely NOT closed.

If they were ... the government wouldn't be running round like headless chicken trying to find "Mr P1".
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03/03/2021 01:29:15 10 22
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No. Tax all holiday flights £5 an air mile. They brought this to us, by their behaviour le5 alone the plane polluting. There’s not a thing good or acc about flying for fun in the sun or playing about visiting relatives that moved away from them for a reason.
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03/03/2021 02:28:46 4 11
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The travel industry spread Covid-19 all around the world in the first place. As it does with lots of diseases.
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03/03/2021 02:46:41 7 2
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The furlough scheme should apply to relevant industry only.
03/03/2021 08:36:49 0 2
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It was travel that brought this upon us! If there is another virus like this in the future it will spread again because of this incessant need to for worldwide travel.
03/03/2021 11:06:12 0 0
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Borders are open and have been all the time, UK is unique in that there has been no testing on entry and this has recently changed. however the test used gives a false negative in 50% of cases. NHS doctors did a covert testing on how effective the tests were on patients who were bedridden with Covid.
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02/03/2021 23:02:50 6 21
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Johnson’s dithering has cost more 130K lives and counting. Maybe it’s time for Sunak to invade his neighbours. He seems reasonably competent......for a Brexiteer.
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02/03/2021 23:49:39 2 4
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Love the NHS but how many thousands died because the 80+ were sent back into care homes without a Covid19 test to spread the virus and deaths ?!?!
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02/03/2021 23:02:58 30 11
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So looks like we are getting strung along another lockdown looming why extend it if we are supposed to be back to normal end off June shocking state of affairs by the useless government again don't believe what any of them say.
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02/03/2021 23:35:25 8 2
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Do you really expect all businesses to be functioning 100% by the end of June ?!?!
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03/03/2021 01:44:14 0 1
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OAP's tend to be Tory voters. Can't blame them. Suits their book. Boris needs to keep them loyal.
03/03/2021 22:01:29 0 0
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Don't believe a word they say!!
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02/03/2021 23:02:58 46 8
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Wow I'm confused. If lots of business are coming out of lockdown sooner than September due to the vaccine, should it not be a target scheme for those that are suffering the worse? September seems so far away. If with all this good news about the covid rate that is less than expected, why didn't they know it was needed earlier?
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02/03/2021 23:17:57 107 95
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Oh do wake up to the Great Reset. Standard wage, social credit, crashing economy, making people feel fear and therefore there can be control. Furlough is their way to keep the citizens from striking and civil disobedience - they call it 'the sweeteners'. They haven't realise that most people know what they are up to.
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03/03/2021 07:56:50 3 1
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If all businesses open on 21 June they are not going to need their full workforce back on day one. Many big companies will not have the same level of trade and therefore to save redundancies the scheme should help this.
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02/03/2021 23:03:13 7 8
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I think the scheme has been a great success. However the economy will be fully open by June and there will hopefully be no need to extend it. We should now concentrate on the bogus claims, making unscrupulous & spurious claims costing the country billions.
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02/03/2021 23:03:25 96 23
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So they know things aren’t going to magically be better by 21sr of June as they are promising everyone.
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02/03/2021 23:06:36 54 30
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I'm not sure what country you're in but the UK gvt has never said that AFAIK.
All planned, constant furlough as the Government in memorandum call it 'the sweeteners'. It's to stop the people going into civil disorder, whilst they make their next lot of plans to break the economy, put peole on social credit and control them. Removed
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02/03/2021 23:15:25 17 7
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The dates in the roadmap are the *earliest* dates. They've been pretty explicit about that.
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03/03/2021 07:53:07 6 2
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Where was the promise?
Can people not compute the term that if everything single little thing goes in the right direction then 21 June will happen.

This is life not an ideal world so expect things to go on for some time.
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03/03/2021 07:58:14 3 3
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Only the right wing press had said that
03/03/2021 08:54:25 0 2
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Of course it isn't. Covid is all but gone and people are wating for permission to have an outside coffee - does that look like a Government in a hurry to get back to normal having wrecked the economy. This is now all about timing...not in relation to Covid, but in realation to the next General Election.
03/03/2021 09:18:19 4 0
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No, there's industry like airlines and aircraft maintenance companies that aren't suddenly be 'all better' by June
03/03/2021 14:32:28 0 0
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Nobody ‘promised’ anything, just suggested it ‘may’ happen on this date.
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02/03/2021 23:04:00 100 9
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No point watching the budget when it comes on, it’s all been announced already ??
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02/03/2021 23:54:42 35 6
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The devil is on the detail ...
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03/03/2021 00:32:41 4 4
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The leaks are more about telling you restrictions are going to go on and on and on.
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03/03/2021 07:54:53 7 1
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Nothing new these days. I really don't know how the media get all these details before the gov even tell parliament on anything.

There used to be a time media reported on the goings on in parliament, now they report on what will be said.
03/03/2021 09:36:31 1 0
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Chancellors always like to spring at least one surprise in the budget. There will be something unexpected.
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02/03/2021 23:00:51 20 28
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And Labour are right. The Tory handling of this pandemic has been a disgrace and international embarrassment.
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02/03/2021 23:04:03 2 2
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Wish you had said that sooner
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02/03/2021 23:04:07 34 7
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If it wasn’t for this scheme, my job in aviation and the industry as a whole would be totally bankrupt. It is absolutely necessary for certain industries, and I welcome the extension by the chancellor.
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02/03/2021 23:06:31 24 3
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You are totally right m8; industries that are suffering the most should get the most support.
03/03/2021 09:10:49 0 0
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Absolutely right, this needs very careful targeting to those who need it. Blanket furlough for jobs no longer in existence is NOT acceptable & neither is the level of outright fraud. Get a grip please government.
03/03/2021 09:41:36 0 0
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No its not.
03/03/2021 10:30:11 0 0
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I don't. Because it is the furlough scheme that is at least partially fcilitating their drawing out of the insane measures - none of which are justified for a virus with this risk profile and mortlity rate.
The measures need to be dropped and furlough ended.
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02/03/2021 23:00:49 11 14
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Furlough was intended as a bridge for viable jobs - how many jobs will remain in the autumn?

This is nothing more than throwing money to the masses - more Red Rishi than 'Frugal' Tories. McDonnell and Abbot would be proud.
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02/03/2021 23:04:38 4 3
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More debt for the nation.
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02/03/2021 23:04:52 272 86
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PLEASE tax the online retailers and give the high street retailers a break!
the internet is DESTROYING our towns.
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02/03/2021 23:23:11 225 8
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It should be the other way around, lower crippling business rates and prevent councils deterring shoppers with high parking charges, bus line and yellow box traps and private companies profiting from ticketing members of the public. Amazon isn’t the only online retailer, tens of thousands of small businesses trade online in a tough environment up against the conglomerates.
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02/03/2021 23:24:42 18 8
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Agreed.

We can also all play our own part in that. If you can't bring yourself to close your Amazon account, at least next time you go to buy some tat for a pound cheaper than elsewhere, just make a bit of effort and buy it locally.
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02/03/2021 23:45:24 15 12
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What is destroying "our towns" is lazy retailers who want ridiculously short opening hours.

Plus parking charges .. or all the parking taken by .. you guessed it .. lazy retailers who think customers should park "somewhere else".
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03/03/2021 01:24:35 9 14
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Good!

Town were dying long before covid as they are a horrible unpleasant useless way to get goods. The sooner they all close up the better, and people move over to proper on line and delivered like everyone wants now. No one cares the traveling fair died out when shops were created.
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03/03/2021 01:28:21 14 4
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High Streets are too expensive for some to shop on. I search around for the best prices and it's never the shops on my high street, they're over priced and out of touch with what most people want and need to buy
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03/03/2021 02:19:41 7 4
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I think there needs to be a new online tax or surcharge, but most importantly, I believe that companies like Amazon need to be fair and pay their share.
As their delivery drivers are actually not DIRECTLY employed by Amazon, they sub-contract to a company who subcontracts to self employed drivers,
therefore all taxes are the drivers responsibility .... I wonder how many do a self assessment ??
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03/03/2021 05:07:35 4 2
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You do realise that online retailers now include most of the shops on the high street now. Except, of course, Primark so you should be okay!
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03/03/2021 05:16:51 4 4
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no do not put extra tax on online retailers it is the modern way of life now and it is great your traditional shops where dying a death anyway why should I have to pay higher prices for going online and getting it delivered to my door time to get with the times
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03/03/2021 06:55:47 3 1
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adapt or die.
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03/03/2021 06:57:34 6 4
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Who wants to shop on the high street. Massive traffic queues to get into town, then high parking charges even if you can find a space to park and then the shops haven't got what you want when you get there. Things change, not always for the better granted, but you can't tax something just because you don't like the change, in order to try to let a failing business model survive.
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Moz
03/03/2021 07:07:44 1 3
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Outdated concept
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03/03/2021 07:44:09 1 1
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Town centres are shut - get out from behind your sofa and have a look.
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03/03/2021 07:45:24 3 0
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You sound like someone in the 1910s complaining that cars are destroying the horseshoe business
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03/03/2021 07:48:52 3 0
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Online shopping was destroying the high street long before covid19, people deserted the high street because it’s convenient, cheaper and more choice on the internet
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03/03/2021 07:56:33 0 0
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That would mean teaching many red brick stores too. Most supermarkets and department stores also use online shopping.
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03/03/2021 08:09:37 3 0
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Luddite!

The 'shopping experience' is what people want, not shops, as such. Local councils need to look at creating that experience with places people want to go, eat, drink, and shop with local traders with bespoke products. Not £ shops, Charity or Vape shops!

Our demand for lower prices, and a 'want it now' mentality, has ruined shops, not the internet.

The internet services that demand.
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03/03/2021 08:14:10 2 0
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Just face up to the fact that the world is changing, the pandemic has just hastened some of the actions. Constantly wishing to go back to the chocolate box villages and the way we were is futile and why the country will not progress.
03/03/2021 08:24:38 1 1
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The internet isnt destroying our towns- people choosing to buy online from the big corporations (when most local businesses have some form of online presence) are destroying our towns. Dont blame others for our choices.
03/03/2021 08:28:53 3 0
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Online is the final nail in the coffin for the high street, one of the first nails was Asda Sainsbury’s Tesco etc.
But ultimately it is the general public that have destroyed the high street, without us using the high street then it will die, if we want to save the high street then we must use it.
Shop local and shop British. Save UK jobs and cut Carbon emissions, win win situation.
03/03/2021 08:43:36 0 2
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That's probably the point. Keep Amazon open (with warehouses packed with workers) while closing so called non-essential stores that may never recover. How does that even make sense from a transmission standpoint? It doesn't, but people just go along with it.
JNH
03/03/2021 09:16:12 1 0
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The high streets will not recover to precovid levels. More tax applied to online retailers needs to be done carefully as they have kept many of us going for the past year. Most online sales are now small retailers, even if any sales are via large platforms.
03/03/2021 09:32:55 2 0
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No, the councils are destroying our towns. Extortionate charges for shops, and for parking. No-one wants to drive through traffic to get to town, then pay £5 to park, when they can get a cheaper product delivered for free to their door
03/03/2021 09:34:16 1 0
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Only customers can save the highstreet. Shop local and cut down on online shopping.
03/03/2021 09:38:19 1 1
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The council is destroying Retail by expensive rents. Plus Public transport in the hands of Four big groups who buy and force small operators off the road and then cut vital community links.
03/03/2021 09:42:23 0 0
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Stop using Amazon etc, I don't.
Bob
03/03/2021 10:13:18 1 0
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Are people really that oppressed that they want all these new taxes? Why is the solution to create new taxes when you can just adjust the taxation that already exists to redress any imbalance?

Notice how the shops themselves aren't even calling for new taxes, but rather want rate reform and assistance.
03/03/2021 10:14:30 1 0
bbc
weird that the people's poet isn't in touch with 'the people'. It is they who are ruining the high street, by shopping online.
03/03/2021 10:43:23 0 0
bbc
Get with the times, the high street is dead, online isnt just the future, its the now
03/03/2021 12:56:59 0 0
bbc
shopping centres with free parking destroyed the high street not online retailers
25
02/03/2021 23:05:00 329 33
bbc
It is so frustrating. As a small business we were told on Sept 26th last year that the scheme was not going to be extended, so we made our entire workforce redundant as of that date. Then on Sept 28th they extended it, now for another year! How can any business forward. plan around this constant moving of the goalposts
43
02/03/2021 23:07:28 38 102
bbc
Next time, hang on for an extra day or two and make it a footlong!
The Great Reset - standard wage and social credit. Fear and control, that is what this is all about. Planned for decades.... they want to annihilate small businesses and have us dependent on big corporations. Removed
80
02/03/2021 23:13:44 15 6
bbc
It’s sad that you had to make your entire workforce redundant. My children’s mum was on Furlough, and as soon as the government announced that the Furlough scheme would be cut back last year, her employer made her and many of her colleagues redundant.

Perhaps extending it to September will mean that will no repeats of this sort of redundancy knee jerk reaction.
90
02/03/2021 23:07:41 18 40
bbc
Don’t believe you
216
02/03/2021 23:41:07 25 8
bbc
Don’t know, best ask the virus what it’s plans are.
318
03/03/2021 00:04:31 30 25
bbc
really that is your excuse? you could have seen the extension coming. And you could have talked to the staff about a temporary change of contract agreeing to zero hours whilst unable to open. I doubt you are a very good small business owner.
408
03/03/2021 00:35:37 12 12
bbc
They wanted you to take such action so that they could look good by extending but pay out less because lots of people will have been laid off by people like you who were being reasonable based on the data at the time. When you imagine government you need to be more cynical than you can muster and then some.
436
03/03/2021 00:51:47 4 2
bbc
Of course you did...

Why should such a scheme have been guaranteed for more than a few months when there was only minimal information to work on?
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MK
03/03/2021 01:14:56 6 4
bbc
How could the Government plan when they didn't know how long the virus would be around for.

Or rather how could they have know the extent of the public's non-compliance with social distancing, self-isolation and lockdown rules.

How can any government forward-plan around a virus that far too many people didn't take seriously.
471
03/03/2021 01:20:06 6 2
bbc
Should have been honest and made them redundant from the start then. Not just rake it in out of taxpayers.

That is real business, not a thing is certain. No sale can ever be assumed to repeat.
504
03/03/2021 01:46:37 1 3
bbc
That's almost exactly what happened to me when I was redundant last year! The government showed a lack of ability to plan ahead, they acted reactively and it lost peoples jobs and lives!
679
03/03/2021 06:16:14 3 0
bbc
Maybe next time don't release those poor people just because the Gov whistles.
708
03/03/2021 06:38:29 6 1
bbc
If you had to make them redundant, your business wouldn’t have survived anyway.

Furlough is not here to pay the mortgage and bills if those who work for companies that were going to fail.
744
03/03/2021 07:02:05 2 2
bbc
HMG has no interest in small businesses. They are inefficient when it comes to tax compliance and enforcement. BigCorp manage taxes on behalf of HMG with the help of Large Trader Tax Teams. Small businesses, £ for £ , cost loads more. When was the last time you saw a VAT Officer in a small business. It's not worth the time/expense.
858
03/03/2021 07:41:39 4 0
bbc
They could have had their redundancy withdrawn as they were on the payroll at the deadline.
859
03/03/2021 07:41:56 5 0
bbc
Redundancies can be reversed after being announced.
03/03/2021 08:27:32 0 0
bbc
All planning is forward but I get your point.
OwO
03/03/2021 08:30:54 2 1
bbc
Should've waited then! Hope you've apologised to your staff.
03/03/2021 09:06:21 0 1
bbc
Totally agree many have been made redundant due this but these people are not being supported either, no jobs for them and no gov support, unless you rent, all you get is job seekers or basic universal credit which doesnt cover anything so those with mortgages now are at risk of losing everything they have worked for!
03/03/2021 09:14:05 0 0
bbc
Have a word with the Chinese - they knew what havoc this 'virus' would cause.
03/03/2021 09:38:19 1 1
bbc
So you're blaming your own bad planning on the govt's bad planning? I assume you contacted all the staff and told them they weren't being redundant after all?

And what's the alternative? No furlough? Because by sounds of it you would be out of business in that case.
03/03/2021 09:46:27 0 2
bbc
And you were gullible enough to believe the liars ?? Cant blame anyone but yourself..
03/03/2021 10:23:54 0 1
bbc
This ToryBrexit government is no friend to business. Its pathological incompetence is staggering
03/03/2021 10:41:52 0 0
bbc
They move the goalposts this time because nobody, anywhere, can guarantee how long a dose of any of these 'vaccines' last. Warren Buffet sold Berkshire Hathaway's shares in Pfizer last week.
03/03/2021 10:58:39 0 0
bbc
Maybe wait a bit a next time. Sounds like you planned on getting rid anyway.
03/03/2021 22:48:35 0 0
bbc
....frustrating yes, though i feel that bankrupting small businesses is want the Government want. How else could they do such a poor job? The money is going to Amazon, google, facebook etc...
26
02/03/2021 23:05:04 12 9
bbc
I’ve extended my right to curl out a footlong in the downstairs toilet for another 7 months.
312
03/03/2021 00:02:33 3 1
bbc
It would appear that this is all you are fit for ...
381
03/03/2021 00:23:58 1 1
bbc
Footlong for brains
13
02/03/2021 23:02:33 78 30
bbc
What is the point of this extension? If we will all be free from social distancing in June surely an extension until the end of June is all that is required.
27
02/03/2021 23:05:12 74 14
bbc
Do you think business is just going to spring back to pre covid levels straight away? Thousands of businesses have already gone under which will have a huge knock on effect on those that are left.
28
02/03/2021 23:05:15 281 10
bbc
There needs to be careful looking into those companies that were already failing before the first lockdown last year. Collecting furlough payments when there aren’t any chances of retaining jobs is not on.

Also any company getting help should not be paying out any dividends or bonuses to senior staff.
227
02/03/2021 23:43:22 137 153
bbc
This Gov't would rather walk over hot coals than face up to the reality of their over reaction to the covid threat.
Copying the CCP was always going to end in tears. They must be rolling in the aisles in Beijing.
The political cowardice is breathtaking, as they think keeping the right side of the polls and focus groups will see them through.
But you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
393
03/03/2021 00:29:10 13 4
bbc
then you cast people into unemployment with no chance of another job. Which is worse for the economy.
Removed
03/03/2021 08:39:29 7 0
bbc
Furlough and the self employment grants were a blunt instrument when there was no time to plan targeted actions. Complete incompetence not to have come up with a better approach one year later.

Both schemes have been subject to massive fraud and have failed to get support to those who actually need it.
Lots of self employed have had grants plus kept working!
03/03/2021 09:10:05 2 0
bbc
Totally and also the companies who used it as a way of reducing the staff bill without feeling guilty! The furlough should have been paid directly to the people so the businesses did not have to support them this way both were looked after! Same rules just the end payment direct to people who qualified. Bonuses will just be deferred to next year with creaitve accounting!
Rob
03/03/2021 09:55:52 2 0
bbc
You’ve misunderstood the purpose of furlough. Furlough only benefits the employee, not the company. This means that the employee will keep earning. If the company failed completely the. The employee would be out of a job.
VoR
03/03/2021 10:01:27 2 0
bbc
Agree on dividends. Not sure I agree on bonuses. Those senior staff may have worked miracles (e.g. to keep the reliance on furlough to a minimum). An element on bonuses needs to reflect personal performance, or staff walk. Sure, cut the company performance element to zero but don't leave personal outperformance unrewarded. That said, don't reward mediocrity either.
03/03/2021 10:27:54 0 0
bbc
How can you do that?
I mean Topshop........ the man's a Knight of the Realm for god's sake
03/03/2021 13:38:18 0 0
bbc
Oh if it were that simple!
29
02/03/2021 23:05:17 241 19
bbc
So much for normality by the summer, if things will be “normal” by then, why the extension?
158
02/03/2021 23:30:16 10 11
bbc
The C's have become the new socialist Party - that's why!
348
03/03/2021 00:12:36 12 4
bbc
I work in the Brewing Industry and have been Furloughed on and off for the best part of a year, and can't wait to get back to work. It does make me wonder why extend it so far ahead, surely it can be reviewed as things get better? Hopefully they aren't foreseeing more restrictions after we are supposed to get back to full opening.
379
03/03/2021 00:23:29 16 24
bbc
They want to keep control. Too many people - certainly going on the majority on here - think lockdowns are justified and with that support the government has no intention of letting up. I bet they can’t believe how easily they have mugged 90% of the population into such a meek surrender.
665
03/03/2021 05:51:55 5 0
bbc
Because firms are going to take time to recover. You will see a natural tapering as firms become busier. My business is a based on a uni campus so will not be “normal” until the students return for freshers near the end of September, if this is true, then all my staff can keep their jobs and I have the bonus of having experienced staff walking back into the building.
772
03/03/2021 07:06:22 1 2
bbc
'Normal' behaviour made this worse.
Think about it: people herding together, poor hygiene in pubs, clubs, restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, airports, the list goes on.
The virus caused change. That's what viruses do. We cannot go back to 'normal' but very few people have changed or have a plan for a different way of doing things. Those that adapt, survive. Same with business.
896
03/03/2021 07:55:11 1 2
bbc
Who said it would be normal by summer apart from certain newspapers.
03/03/2021 09:07:27 1 0
bbc
Because it will take time for business to recover
03/03/2021 10:34:55 0 0
bbc
To help companies plan in these uncertain times!
03/03/2021 10:51:24 0 0
bbc
Because it will take time to reopen and for businesses to get to a point where they are self sufficient. It’s not difficult unless you are trying to be political
03/03/2021 11:31:58 0 0
bbc
Precaution?
03/03/2021 22:48:50 0 0
bbc
normal means removal of almost all of the restrictions we currently live under.
it will take businesses quite a bit longer for trade levels to return, so it makes sense to extend the support, this means companies can bring staff back in stages as their trade re-builds, makes perfect sense to me.
10
02/03/2021 23:01:39 9 10
bbc
Our Dear Leader in Scotland will now use this WM cash to lock us up to next Xmas, her dictatorship will continue!
30
02/03/2021 23:05:19 10 7
bbc
Not for long, she’ll be gone by the end of the wk
133
02/03/2021 23:22:50 4 6
bbc
you guys have benn hoping for that since she took office
Frankly the only competent and considered political leader and politician in the Uk since her election

Look at the welsh Weinidog, the NI first Minister(Cead-Aire agus) or even worst, the British PM and his crew

Well done Nicola
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DJW
02/03/2021 23:05:21 1 4
bbc
Typical politics...
The party in govt claim that they are announcing the best thing since sliced bread - as if!
The parties in opposition claim that it's not enough in what ever way suits them - as if they would do any better (they wouldn't).
Both only think of themselves first and everyone else a distant second.
A pox on ALL of their houses!
32
02/03/2021 23:05:29 441 74
bbc
Does this mean they are covertly planning for restrictions to last until Aug 31st? I sincerely hope not, otherwise what is the point of mass vaccination? How about scrapping HS2 to help pay for some of it in place of Nat Insurance rises?
213
02/03/2021 23:40:27 26 50
bbc
"Does this mean they are covertly planning for restrictions to last until Aug 31st?"

No nothing like that.

Well beyond.

Think "Great Reset", "Build back better", "New world order".
365
03/03/2021 00:18:47 8 14
bbc
Major infrastructure projects like HS2 are important because they stimulate the economy by generating employment, and by providing opportunities for a wide range of businesses, and investments. We should do more, such as developing local nuclear power systems (eg the Rolls Royce proposals), building up our space industry, and going forward on HS3. Luddites must learn some economics!
415
03/03/2021 00:39:01 13 10
bbc
Germany offered its citizens 2 years of furlough with no questions asked and no matter if the virus disappeared within a week of the first payment.

Meanwhile, Tory BREXIT Britain dangles a carrot in front of its desperate workforce threatening no further furlough each step of the way.

Bean counting Tories:- "If it isn't hurting, it isn't working" c/o John Major Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer
544
03/03/2021 02:28:12 2 1
bbc
No it's because they know companies won't hit the ground running as soon as lockdown is ended. It'll take time for the supply chain to get back up to speed. Nothing more sinister than that
602
03/03/2021 03:35:00 0 1
bbc
Where have you been in the last year?
635
03/03/2021 05:04:09 0 1
bbc
No Graeme, do the sums. The vast majority of the working population will have had their 2nd jabs by the end of Sept with, probably, only the under 25's left & most of those will be unemployed anyway
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Ash
03/03/2021 07:18:53 0 0
bbc
You can't scrap HS2 ...God forbid..!!
868
03/03/2021 07:42:13 0 1
bbc
No, some restrictions will stay in place until 30th September.
It seems they dare not come out of lockdown, when the full folly of this Govts approach to covid will be felt.
The UK is in serious trouble.
892
03/03/2021 07:54:23 0 0
bbc
Restrictions will be driven by date not dates. Businesses will potentially need help for longer than anticipated. It's just a risk mitigation measure.
898
03/03/2021 07:55:22 0 0
bbc
It will never end. After what will be 18 months of free money who is going to be the brave (haha) politician to stop it?
03/03/2021 08:24:58 0 0
bbc
I too noticed that in the past there's an announcement about extending furlough and a while later extra restrictions imposed. I wonder if they know more than they are letting on eg variant issues
03/03/2021 08:25:41 0 1
bbc
Large infrastructure projects grow the economy, we need more of them, not less!
03/03/2021 08:26:57 1 0
bbc
It means the Government know the June 21st date was unrealistic but have set it up so they can blame the public for any set backs.. classic Tory tactic, always someone else to blame
33
02/03/2021 23:05:39 6 21
bbc
Disgraceful. Get back to work furlough layabouts.
46
02/03/2021 23:07:50 7 1
bbc
Gladly, I work in mass events, lets have one then so i can get back to work....over to you
51
02/03/2021 23:08:05 6 1
bbc
Unbelievable stupid nasty comment
65
02/03/2021 23:10:32 0 6
bbc
Don't think people are furlough layabouts. People are deperate to get back to work and they should be able to. There is no virus, no variant strains, Coronoviruses don't exist beyond late March seasonal flu temperatures and with false figures on deaths, false PCR test figures, everything is false. This is forced furlough to bring in the standard wage. We do know.
67
02/03/2021 23:10:43 4 1
bbc
Well done Dave, with an IQ like your's we can't fail. Unfortunately, families struggling with no money to spare on furlough need it to get through until they are allowed to work again. Oh, just so you know, the money they have left is each week if they are lucky is equal to you IQ, yep 10p
251
02/03/2021 23:50:15 0 1
bbc
Wow, you're ignorance is staggering !!!
34
02/03/2021 23:05:39 7 4
bbc
Good! Keep paying out, you owe it to everyone who cant be un-furloughed due to social distancing and shutting down entire industries such as events and entertainments. If you want to stop paying out then the only way is to end restrictions.
35
02/03/2021 23:06:00 57 24
bbc
Just open everything up instead. If the vulnerable has been vaccinated then what is the delay to allow shops and businesses to open?

Absolute madness this and if people continue to still be the sheep and be blinded by what is going then you are knocking the final nails down to keep wanting this and destroying our country for 99.8% survival rate.
48
02/03/2021 23:08:00 21 19
bbc
Spot on all the figures are rigged
177
02/03/2021 23:35:01 8 3
bbc
I’ve heard about people like you; what’s it like?
542
03/03/2021 02:21:10 2 2
bbc
Agreed, those in the vulnerable categories need to protect themselves and let the rest of us get on with our lives.

How many more times has the dangling carrot got to be moved before people will waken up and realise what's really going on?
03/03/2021 09:18:31 1 1
bbc
they haven't all been vaccinated
22
02/03/2021 23:04:07 34 7
bbc
If it wasn’t for this scheme, my job in aviation and the industry as a whole would be totally bankrupt. It is absolutely necessary for certain industries, and I welcome the extension by the chancellor.
36
02/03/2021 23:06:31 24 3
bbc
You are totally right m8; industries that are suffering the most should get the most support.
268
02/03/2021 23:53:22 2 2
bbc
Market forces and the capitalist system now defunct, socialism is what you want?
But you voted against it.
Hypocrisy rules.
12
02/03/2021 23:02:13 579 46
bbc
Let’s hope Sunak goes after the rich tax avoiders (e.g. Amazon) and other tax avoidance loopholes making use of tax havens and leaves middle income earners alone eh ! About time we had a level playing field when it comes to taxation !
37
02/03/2021 23:06:33 425 25
bbc
Cash cows on PAYE will foot the bill again.
166
02/03/2021 23:31:16 64 26
bbc
After 45 yrs full employment and now furloughed I think I’ve paid my way thanks.
185
02/03/2021 23:20:54 43 92
bbc
The same PAYE people who have been sitting at home on 80% of pay for the 12 month holiday.
468
03/03/2021 01:19:08 4 1
bbc
Parking fines.
595
03/03/2021 03:30:33 6 14
bbc
Exactly. Bout time we ended this madness. Some people have been off work for a year sitting in the house all day. Surely the time has come for a few C.Vs to be posted out.
13
02/03/2021 23:02:33 78 30
bbc
What is the point of this extension? If we will all be free from social distancing in June surely an extension until the end of June is all that is required.
38
02/03/2021 23:06:36 16 2
bbc
You think the economy will be booming by June / July then? No - you’ll need time to build confidence back up
557
03/03/2021 02:47:10 2 1
bbc
Time to build the confidence back up!!

Do you not remember how rammed the pubs were the second we came out of the 1st lockdown??
39
02/03/2021 23:06:36 15 14
bbc
People on Furlough have been doing nothing for months at the expense of hard working tax payers who have to bail these people out. The government should be investing in online training for people on Furlough to help them get skilled up and find employment.
58
02/03/2021 23:09:34 8 3
bbc
Into what exactly?
66
02/03/2021 23:10:35 6 3
bbc
Ridiculous comment.
70
02/03/2021 23:11:27 6 1
bbc
Would you rather have mass unemployment and all the damage that causes...?..its all about you Mr Bob, I suppose!
78
02/03/2021 23:13:33 5 2
bbc
You have no idea on the subject.
104
02/03/2021 23:16:22 5 4
bbc
When the time comes to pay the piper ...those on furlough for the past year (and now more) should be the ones who pay the higher rates of income tax... people who have worked right thru the pandemic should remain on tax level they are now ...as they haven't taken a penny in free money from UK chancellor
197
02/03/2021 23:38:03 4 1
bbc
The furlough scheme is protecting jobs, you can only get it if you are already employed, they don't need another job, this is so their existing job will be there when their employer can reopen or fully operate their business again. Unemployed people are not on furlough.
40
02/03/2021 23:06:48 13 6
bbc
Is the vaccine realy going to work or is this still continue. Tax hikes next and thousands of buisiness and job lost. One minute the vaccine is our savour but we must continue this destruction. Failure from the start and looks like a continuation of not having a clue. Bankrupt will be the outcome
41
02/03/2021 23:07:08 5 12
bbc
So we continue to prop up many of the sorts of industries that we need to be weaning ourselves off of anyway - our addictions to alcohol and climate-destroying foreign travel. So much for a brave new sustainable world, back to short termism destroy it whilst you can.
42
02/03/2021 23:07:25 186 66
bbc
Great move - and I don't mind a tax rise to pay for it.

So long as I can clearly see the winners of this pandemic (Amazon, deliveroo, etc) forced to treat their employees fairly and pay proper taxes too.
75
02/03/2021 23:13:06 67 39
bbc
Amazing! A decent person on HYS. Good on you.
173
02/03/2021 23:33:29 16 6
bbc
Sorry but respectfully disagree. The only reason it's being extended is because the government are trying to soften the massive blow to come. The majority don't want heir taxes increased but it will happen. The rich such as Amazon will hide their money and the poor don't have anything to tax so the middle will foot the bill as usual.
488
03/03/2021 01:34:09 3 12
bbc
They already do.
Never subsidise a shop in a street, it is like flogging a dead horse pulling a wooden cart as cars and lorries wiz past. No one wants high streets! Revolting places, hard to get to, only for the rich running cars, who whinge about paying to dump their privileged hunk of steel in everyone’s way.

They were dying long before covid. Kill them off now.
979
03/03/2021 08:15:27 2 4
bbc
You can pay for it, I will not
OwO
03/03/2021 08:33:00 3 1
bbc
"Amazon etc" *do* pay their proper, legally required taxes.

The issue is the EU tax havens (Ireland and Luxembourg) that allow them to pay next to no tax elsewhere.
03/03/2021 09:25:34 0 0
bbc
So you want to pay people to act correctly. Stupid if you ask me !
25
02/03/2021 23:05:00 329 33
bbc
It is so frustrating. As a small business we were told on Sept 26th last year that the scheme was not going to be extended, so we made our entire workforce redundant as of that date. Then on Sept 28th they extended it, now for another year! How can any business forward. plan around this constant moving of the goalposts
43
02/03/2021 23:07:28 38 102
bbc
Next time, hang on for an extra day or two and make it a footlong!
44
02/03/2021 23:07:39 11 7
bbc
This is great news for the international travel industry! With borders closed and them being closed for the majority of the world and travel unlikely to resume to pre-covid times (for some time to come) we need all the help we can get. People tend to forget about the travel industry and the impact this has had on our work and livelihood. Huge relief to many!
7
02/03/2021 23:00:49 11 14
bbc
Furlough was intended as a bridge for viable jobs - how many jobs will remain in the autumn?

This is nothing more than throwing money to the masses - more Red Rishi than 'Frugal' Tories. McDonnell and Abbot would be proud.
45
02/03/2021 23:07:39 7 3
bbc
All the fault of Tories miles, nothing to do with McDonnell and Abbot, nothing to do with Labour. It’s just your fault and error and ignorance for yet again voting Tory. Your fault Miles. Nothing to do with McDonnell or Abbot. I know it burns you miles but nothing to do with Labour..??
33
02/03/2021 23:05:39 6 21
bbc
Disgraceful. Get back to work furlough layabouts.
46
02/03/2021 23:07:50 7 1
bbc
Gladly, I work in mass events, lets have one then so i can get back to work....over to you
79
02/03/2021 23:13:41 0 4
bbc
I think you mean you once worked in events. There are no guarantees for anyone in the world of work anymore. Don’t sit about waiting to go back to a job that may never be there. Be proactive if you can.
47
02/03/2021 23:07:51 5 6
bbc
This extension should be carefully targetted at businesses that actually need the money. Too many have simply taken it because it is there. It should therefore be industry and revenue based.
94
02/03/2021 23:14:25 3 1
bbc
Furlough isn't free it still costs the company national insurance and pension costs. The benefit to the company is being able to rapidly redepoly staff when demand returns as staff have not found a new job.
208
02/03/2021 23:39:46 0 1
bbc
Well said.

Workers tend to be abused in the modern Human Resource Office.
Swift to hire, no hours contract, faster to fire with impunity.

Nothing wrong with a company putting their shop in mothballs and waiting to it is safe to reopen. The workers? "Self Employed on Zero Contract Hours" or working for nothing as an "internship".

Yet the truly wealthy are still having a laugh.
35
02/03/2021 23:06:00 57 24
bbc
Just open everything up instead. If the vulnerable has been vaccinated then what is the delay to allow shops and businesses to open?

Absolute madness this and if people continue to still be the sheep and be blinded by what is going then you are knocking the final nails down to keep wanting this and destroying our country for 99.8% survival rate.
48
02/03/2021 23:08:00 21 19
bbc
Spot on all the figures are rigged
306
03/03/2021 00:01:57 3 2
bbc
And how are they rigged ? Evidence please !
7
02/03/2021 23:00:49 11 14
bbc
Furlough was intended as a bridge for viable jobs - how many jobs will remain in the autumn?

This is nothing more than throwing money to the masses - more Red Rishi than 'Frugal' Tories. McDonnell and Abbot would be proud.
49
02/03/2021 23:08:02 6 1
bbc
But all that money is keeping the circle of life going though... paid back in taxes, mortgage payments to banks, businesses still running to provide services
50
02/03/2021 23:08:03 19 4
bbc
As I always feared it look like lockdown will be with us for a long while yet.
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02/03/2021 23:57:48 9 3
bbc
It's going to be permanent and they know that we're slowly getting used to it.
421
03/03/2021 00:43:20 5 0
bbc
Yep. And they can start and remove it at will because too many are conditioned to just accept it.
33
02/03/2021 23:05:39 6 21
bbc
Disgraceful. Get back to work furlough layabouts.
51
02/03/2021 23:08:05 6 1
bbc
Unbelievable stupid nasty comment
14
02/03/2021 23:02:41 67 96
bbc
Borders are closed. International travel firms need all the help they can get. People tend to forget the travel industry! We need this!
52
02/03/2021 23:08:08 37 21
bbc
I need food, a home and money for bills. Travel is a luxury that I can do without.
128
02/03/2021 23:20:39 28 13
bbc
I need travel for food, a home and money to pay my bills... nobody is forcing you to travel. For us, to send people on a holiday is a necessity as it puts food on the table for my children.
459
03/03/2021 01:10:57 14 5
bbc
Those working in the travel industry need food, a home & money for bills too.

They're not luxuries they can do without.

It'll take time to get the economy back up to speed & unlike the shallow thinking left, the government is doing what it can to support as many as possible until that time.
03/03/2021 08:33:00 0 0
bbc
it's not about what you think
1
02/03/2021 22:57:09 6 22
bbc
Labour’s shock response of ‘should have done it sooner’.
53
02/03/2021 23:08:10 3 1
bbc
Glad you agree ??
54
02/03/2021 23:08:17 5 10
bbc
The pain of this must be shared equally, we can not have the special people who proportionally to their assets and income will pay very little.
146
02/03/2021 23:25:13 2 1
bbc
Care to explain the maths, how is basic rate tax at 20% proportional to higher rate at 40%.
169
02/03/2021 23:31:59 0 1
bbc
Good bye.

Hello Crete?
186
02/03/2021 23:21:37 0 1
bbc
What do you mean here exactly?
6
Zug
02/03/2021 22:59:57 157 27
bbc
What happened to things getting back to normal in summer?.. isn't it approaching the time to end furlough?
55
02/03/2021 23:08:52 153 57
bbc
NO.
NO.
NO.
no more debt for the country.
open the towns and cities back up, the country cannot sustain this DEBT.
102
02/03/2021 23:11:54 9 8
bbc
How do you know?
253
02/03/2021 23:50:45 13 7
bbc
Economics not one of your strong points I suggest.
315
03/03/2021 00:03:51 9 8
bbc
Pretty clueless when it comes to to economics I suggest.
986
03/03/2021 08:16:46 8 0
bbc
Of course it can. The idea that debt is something the nation can't afford is rooted in Osbourne's asinine household debt comparison. You can't compare household finances with the country's finances because households don't have any of the tools to manage it that a country does. And even if you did, debt vs GDP is far, far better than average household debt vs average earnings.
03/03/2021 10:18:18 2 1
bbc
Totally agree. What's the point of vaccinating us all when you won't release the shackles on our freedom. As for the economic experts out there - go back to your pharmacies you quacks. Whether you like it not, regardless of any new variants, the world will reach a point where it's forced to allow the vast majority of 'normal' activities to resume. If not, there is only a very bleak future ahead.
6
Zug
02/03/2021 22:59:57 157 27
bbc
What happened to things getting back to normal in summer?.. isn't it approaching the time to end furlough?
56
02/03/2021 23:08:55 22 4
bbc
Still going to need a roadmap with it after June. Hence the extension, no? To think the economy will just pop back to normal is stupid
12
02/03/2021 23:02:13 579 46
bbc
Let’s hope Sunak goes after the rich tax avoiders (e.g. Amazon) and other tax avoidance loopholes making use of tax havens and leaves middle income earners alone eh ! About time we had a level playing field when it comes to taxation !
57
02/03/2021 23:09:27 58 14
bbc
No chance..hes one of them
39
02/03/2021 23:06:36 15 14
bbc
People on Furlough have been doing nothing for months at the expense of hard working tax payers who have to bail these people out. The government should be investing in online training for people on Furlough to help them get skilled up and find employment.
58
02/03/2021 23:09:34 8 3
bbc
Into what exactly?
59
02/03/2021 23:09:35 8 16
bbc
Good news for those on furlough but the Tory magic money tree will need to be paid back.

Sadly this momumental job is made x10 harder because of Brexit and the resulting loss of international trade & resulting job losses

For a start we need to do 4 things

1. Tax large companies such as starbucks, costa and amazon

2. Bring in an appropiate wealth tax

3. End the pension triple lock

4 Scrap Hs2
96
Pip
02/03/2021 23:14:53 2 4
bbc
And you're obviously one of the Simple People..........?
100
02/03/2021 23:15:42 1 1
bbc
For a rich country we do have some of the lowest state pensions in Europe.
123
02/03/2021 23:19:57 0 1
bbc
I agree with your first point.
139
02/03/2021 23:23:52 0 1
bbc
That sounds more like the Labour magic money tree. Still failing to understand the basic principle that higher taxes collect less money and drive individuals and businesses to foreign shores. This time though the whole worlds in the same boat and plenty of countries will welcome our businesses with low taxes.
163
02/03/2021 23:31:00 0 1
bbc
That'll knock a great many more pensioners than there already are into poverty.

They will need a pension rise for energy price increases, Council tax increases and due to falling standards of interest rates, any private pensions.

The wealthy are taxed enough already and will emmigrate if you push your luck.

I cannot afford Starbucks, Costa , Macs, Amazon but increases will lose custom= TAX LOSS
238
02/03/2021 23:48:13 0 1
bbc
Costa ? Coca Cola might have bought them from Whitbread a couple of years ago but the most cursory of research shows they've paid their full UK taxes with no avoidance schemes in play.
314
03/03/2021 00:03:23 0 1
bbc
the triple lock stops Pensioners being defrauded like the rest of us, with CPI uprating and CPI + 3.9% price rises like at BT and Vodafone. Without the triple lock 2.5% rise in State Pension the BT Broadband would be 3.9% above inflation. As it is its 2% above the State Pension rise. The other three items are ok but dont be fooled by one of the lowest State Pensions in Europe.
60
02/03/2021 23:09:36 9 18
bbc
Yet another recommendation of Keir Starmer's is implemented several months too late!
How do BJ, The Daily Fail & The Daily Excuse all have the gall to still refer to KS as Captain Hindsight?
The only thing more cringeworthy is the predictable repetition of this ridiculous taunt by trolls trying to eliminate the very concept of 'Opposition'
It'd be refreshing for them to admit Labour's often right!
124
02/03/2021 23:19:57 2 2
bbc
Why is it to late, the current furlough scheme hasn't ended yet?
61
02/03/2021 23:09:38 8 10
bbc
I hope those that benefit enjoy their free piggy back and are grateful.
71
02/03/2021 23:12:05 5 3
bbc
Free? Grow up
98
02/03/2021 23:15:20 1 3
bbc
I hope you can sleep at night whist this whose industries have closed can't sleep worrying about the bills. To be fair, you don't seem to be the kind of person who cares about anyone else, so who cares what you think
137
02/03/2021 23:23:26 0 2
bbc
I hope those that benefit enjoy their free piggy back and are grateful.

-----

You're short sighted if you don't see it... only persons to benefit are the already rich.
143
02/03/2021 23:24:48 1 2
bbc
Very grateful to put food on the table for my children indeed!
200
02/03/2021 23:38:20 1 3
bbc
Wow - do you live the in real world ?!?!
03/03/2021 09:40:13 0 0
bbc
You mean the one I put into for 30+ years?
7
02/03/2021 23:00:49 11 14
bbc
Furlough was intended as a bridge for viable jobs - how many jobs will remain in the autumn?

This is nothing more than throwing money to the masses - more Red Rishi than 'Frugal' Tories. McDonnell and Abbot would be proud.
62
02/03/2021 23:09:45 2 2
bbc
Agree people don't realise that this is artificially propping up the economy and jobs. Many companies will take the government money now but are unlikely to keep jobs they have done without for 18 months at that point
2
Jim
02/03/2021 22:58:44 239 28
bbc
I thought we were all going to be vaccinated before then? Surely all trade should be open before September, if not, why not?
63
02/03/2021 23:09:54 27 4
bbc
It will take many businesses months to get back up to speed after lockdown release, and cope with the lag of recovery.
64
02/03/2021 23:10:26 1 3
bbc
What about extending JSA
132
02/03/2021 23:21:46 1 1
bbc
Have not got the money to do that.

Another £100 million - no problem.
33
02/03/2021 23:05:39 6 21
bbc
Disgraceful. Get back to work furlough layabouts.
65
02/03/2021 23:10:32 0 6
bbc
Don't think people are furlough layabouts. People are deperate to get back to work and they should be able to. There is no virus, no variant strains, Coronoviruses don't exist beyond late March seasonal flu temperatures and with false figures on deaths, false PCR test figures, everything is false. This is forced furlough to bring in the standard wage. We do know.
257
02/03/2021 23:51:45 0 1
bbc
Wow Peter, what have you been smoking / sniffing ?!?! Your comments beggar belief !!
39
02/03/2021 23:06:36 15 14
bbc
People on Furlough have been doing nothing for months at the expense of hard working tax payers who have to bail these people out. The government should be investing in online training for people on Furlough to help them get skilled up and find employment.
66
02/03/2021 23:10:35 6 3
bbc
Ridiculous comment.
33
02/03/2021 23:05:39 6 21
bbc
Disgraceful. Get back to work furlough layabouts.
67
02/03/2021 23:10:43 4 1
bbc
Well done Dave, with an IQ like your's we can't fail. Unfortunately, families struggling with no money to spare on furlough need it to get through until they are allowed to work again. Oh, just so you know, the money they have left is each week if they are lucky is equal to you IQ, yep 10p
68
02/03/2021 23:10:49 213 10
bbc
the level of FRAUD from the usual suspects will be astonishing during all this.
this is not good for the country.
117
02/03/2021 23:19:17 54 18
bbc
Bet they catch some more from Birmingham lol
160
02/03/2021 23:30:25 8 6
bbc
And your facts for this are ?
299
03/03/2021 00:01:37 6 10
bbc
So true let’s now stand up to the conservatives have a full investigation and all those wags that have profiteered from this be jailed and there assets seized. Add that to the 350 million a week from brexit we should have a budget surplus.
750
03/03/2021 07:08:07 8 1
bbc
A lady who I deliver to told me her son is getting paid full-time hours on furlough but he's only employed part-time. The reason, her daughter is his boss. Getting over £1000 for part-time contract. True story.
993
03/03/2021 08:18:09 8 1
bbc
A lot of white van men did very well. Work and furlough
03/03/2021 08:48:43 8 0
bbc
Nobody cares though. The Government knows they just need 40% of the electorate who are ambivalent to corruption.

They've got it.
03/03/2021 09:59:51 3 0
bbc
By "usual suspects" do you mean the Tory sponsors and friends? They have done very well out of Covid.
03/03/2021 10:03:45 1 0
bbc
Some very unsavoury characters are running some businesses and claiming thousands every month for furlough
But what do you do ?
Report them and face the consequences of reprisal and putting the staff who work there out of a job
03/03/2021 12:39:23 1 0
bbc
This coming from a government that hunts lower paid people down like bloodhounds for over claiming on their tax credits by a tenner. But fraudulently claim hundreds of thousands in furlough you're not entitled to, no worries. ??
69
02/03/2021 23:11:06 258 18
bbc
Now I do smell a rat. What the hell is going on? When will this madness end?
95
02/03/2021 23:14:41 84 14
bbc
Not for another 6 months minimum though I see a further extension till Dec .
254
02/03/2021 23:50:55 35 21
bbc
It will end when people stop supporting lockdowns (and stop blaming other ordinary people for doing normal things).

It will end when people stop supporting Boris. It doesn't matter what other party you say you support .. just don't say the government. Even if you are Tory but you want lockdowns to end, say you will vote for another party .. even if you have no intention of doing so.
300
01
02/03/2021 23:55:05 13 28
bbc
It never will, it's the new normal and we're slowly getting used to it. I'm now OK with it actually as I don't like strangers anywhere near me and don't want to ever fly again. I just hate wearing those damn masks!
388
03/03/2021 00:26:57 32 21
bbc
Not for a long time. Too many love the lockdowns. There is no incentive to give back control. They’ve played the public perfectly and have almost total control. It’s a government’s dream come true!
699
03/03/2021 06:32:38 3 1
bbc
Not for a long time. Even after we have all been vaccinated I suspect the borders will be closed to prevent possible mutant strains which might evade the vaccine. Thus no incoming tourism and associated jobs.
941
03/03/2021 08:05:37 1 2
bbc
When your dead my dear
JNH
03/03/2021 08:57:11 0 3
bbc
Are you a feline?
03/03/2021 09:39:03 4 2
bbc
That's an easy one. It won't. Not until people wake up and see what's really going on. Until then this is your life
03/03/2021 10:33:02 5 2
bbc
I think many people can clearly see now that this madness is not designed to end. At least, not without a major pushback from the general public. There will be excuse after excuse pedalled to keep us all under perpetual house arrest. I hope and pray that a day will come soon when enough people will see through the deception and we can finally do something about it - together. Peacefully.
39
02/03/2021 23:06:36 15 14
bbc
People on Furlough have been doing nothing for months at the expense of hard working tax payers who have to bail these people out. The government should be investing in online training for people on Furlough to help them get skilled up and find employment.
70
02/03/2021 23:11:27 6 1
bbc
Would you rather have mass unemployment and all the damage that causes...?..its all about you Mr Bob, I suppose!
61
02/03/2021 23:09:38 8 10
bbc
I hope those that benefit enjoy their free piggy back and are grateful.
71
02/03/2021 23:12:05 5 3
bbc
Free? Grow up
109
02/03/2021 23:17:02 2 1
bbc
Well it’s free to those receiving it Jane isn’t it? Obviously there’s a wider cost to society but I didn’t think I needed to point that out.
72
02/03/2021 23:12:13 4 2
bbc
Doesn't seem much point in the Chancellor turning up in the Commons tomorrow. It's all been leaked out anyway.
196
02/03/2021 23:37:54 0 1
bbc
But the devil is in the details so we'll get the true picture on Wednesday
73
02/03/2021 23:12:40 4 4
bbc
They"ve been dangling the over by summer promise again to let you think the end is close and you'll all be good boys and girls. Just remember fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me.
412
03/03/2021 00:38:32 1 1
bbc
I never believed it would all over by this summer . There was never going to be a big bang return to "normal" if ever. Our "normal" is wholly dependent on the rest of the world achieving so called "normality" Brexit is irrelevant, slagging off the EU, WHO, CHINA, US is pointless, as believing the vaccine is a cure all. Some form of restrictions set by UK or others wil be here for a long time
74
02/03/2021 23:12:49 12 3
bbc
Whilst this is excellent for people still being supported by furlough what about thoes made redundant and unable to find new work?
105
02/03/2021 23:16:49 8 1
bbc
Agreed, made redundant then 6 months relentlessly searching for a job without success. Most don't even reply to your applications and JSA coming to an end, furlough would be paradise
114
02/03/2021 23:18:33 0 3
bbc
Job Seekers Allowance or what ever its called these days, the same as was available in the pre pandemic nanny state.
518
03/03/2021 01:53:46 1 0
bbc
The problem with extending the furlough is that employers who have staff out on furlough are legally not allowed to employ new staff, as they have to offer new roles to currently furloughed staff first. Extending furlough just makes it much harder for those out of work trying to find new work.
42
02/03/2021 23:07:25 186 66
bbc
Great move - and I don't mind a tax rise to pay for it.

So long as I can clearly see the winners of this pandemic (Amazon, deliveroo, etc) forced to treat their employees fairly and pay proper taxes too.
75
02/03/2021 23:13:06 67 39
bbc
Amazing! A decent person on HYS. Good on you.
552
03/03/2021 02:35:41 2 3
bbc
Who the heck doesn’t mind a tax rise?
25
02/03/2021 23:05:00 329 33
bbc
It is so frustrating. As a small business we were told on Sept 26th last year that the scheme was not going to be extended, so we made our entire workforce redundant as of that date. Then on Sept 28th they extended it, now for another year! How can any business forward. plan around this constant moving of the goalposts
76
bbc
The Great Reset - standard wage and social credit. Fear and control, that is what this is all about. Planned for decades.... they want to annihilate small businesses and have us dependent on big corporations. Removed
325
03/03/2021 00:06:13 21 6
bbc
tin foil hat brigade are out again I see. Planned covid 19 for decades did they? if you listen to some they can't plan 2 weeks in advance, which is it?
370
03/03/2021 00:19:55 7 1
bbc
Except with new gaps in the markets due to sadly gone small businesses, more small businesses will crop up. If "they" wanted to monopolise big business, they chose a particularly stupid way to do it
418
03/03/2021 00:43:00 5 2
bbc
Not a good plan then if they're paying 80% of small businesses wages !
77
02/03/2021 23:13:19 1 2
bbc
I am waiting for next year council tax bill to see how much they increased
108
02/03/2021 23:16:54 1 4
bbc
That’s for local councils and services
289
02/03/2021 23:58:24 0 1
bbc
The legal maximum of course, same as every other year and then the double whammy of reduced services.
39
02/03/2021 23:06:36 15 14
bbc
People on Furlough have been doing nothing for months at the expense of hard working tax payers who have to bail these people out. The government should be investing in online training for people on Furlough to help them get skilled up and find employment.
78
02/03/2021 23:13:33 5 2
bbc
You have no idea on the subject.
46
02/03/2021 23:07:50 7 1
bbc
Gladly, I work in mass events, lets have one then so i can get back to work....over to you
79
02/03/2021 23:13:41 0 4
bbc
I think you mean you once worked in events. There are no guarantees for anyone in the world of work anymore. Don’t sit about waiting to go back to a job that may never be there. Be proactive if you can.
261
02/03/2021 23:52:30 1 1
bbc
Sensibleguy ? Not a sensible comment.
03/03/2021 09:38:40 0 0
bbc
Well I’ve no money to retrain due to a large mortgage. I can’t borrow anymore. I’ve managed to find 12 hours a week in screwfix. That’ll cover the council tax and gas/ electric at best. If you know of any industry that is hiring unqualified (for that industry) people by the million and pays around £53k a year by all means let me have the details.
25
02/03/2021 23:05:00 329 33
bbc
It is so frustrating. As a small business we were told on Sept 26th last year that the scheme was not going to be extended, so we made our entire workforce redundant as of that date. Then on Sept 28th they extended it, now for another year! How can any business forward. plan around this constant moving of the goalposts
80
02/03/2021 23:13:44 15 6
bbc
It’s sad that you had to make your entire workforce redundant. My children’s mum was on Furlough, and as soon as the government announced that the Furlough scheme would be cut back last year, her employer made her and many of her colleagues redundant.

Perhaps extending it to September will mean that will no repeats of this sort of redundancy knee jerk reaction.
327
03/03/2021 00:06:44 13 10
bbc
rank bad management.
414
03/03/2021 00:38:50 3 10
bbc
The government deliberately gave out mixed messages about extension of furlough - they wanted a large number of redundancies to happen before they extended. This way they look good but pay out less.
605
03/03/2021 03:39:53 0 1
bbc
Prehaps your childs mother could get another job
81
02/03/2021 23:14:06 7 4
bbc
I smell a rat - something just doesn't feel right about it being extended even longer? Something fishy going on here...
170
02/03/2021 23:32:18 3 2
bbc
Fishy or Rishy?
82
02/03/2021 23:01:21 4 5
bbc
We need to get in with things now. Just open everything up, nobody is following the rules anymore.
Removed
5
02/03/2021 22:59:57 201 43
bbc
We suddenly have a Tory money tree ??
84
02/03/2021 23:01:40 68 137
bbc
No it's OUR money tree TEN YEARS of austerity now we get something back!
194
02/03/2021 23:37:34 21 3
bbc
Yes another ten years of austerity
332
03/03/2021 00:07:46 22 13
bbc
Nope we are just stealing it from our children. The austerity money went to the bankers and to pay for their big bonuses in the early 2000s.
472
03/03/2021 01:20:07 18 0
bbc
We never paid down the debt mate, not even once - check your facts
662
03/03/2021 05:48:01 5 4
bbc
This is a new age thinking of don't spend all your money when times are good so you're not doomed when things inevitably go wrong. Conservatives plan, Labour instead queue for hours before the shops open to buy more of what they don't need instead of doing the best with what they have. Austerity is the result of failed Labour initiatives
855
03/03/2021 07:40:41 2 3
bbc
But many of those on low incomes have paid most back through austerity but had nothing at all in this pandemic, unless they are on Universal Credit.
989
03/03/2021 08:17:31 3 2
bbc
The national debt increased under austerity
03/03/2021 08:38:56 2 3
bbc
11 years of austerity, paying for revamping Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament plus HS2. This Tory Government is sitting on an immense treasure chest of wealth.

All stolen from mainly the public sector workers whose wages have gone backwards since 2010.

They are not the good guys helping the needy. They are giving us back our own money.
Alf
03/03/2021 08:56:02 0 0
bbc
Another 10 years of austerity to pay for it then.
03/03/2021 10:54:32 1 1
bbc
Who is 'we'? You mean 'them'? Them being rich Tory donors and other tax avoiders.
3
02/03/2021 22:58:55 13 20
bbc
Great news, I feel Sunak will be the PM after Boris
85
02/03/2021 23:02:18 5 5
bbc
I feel this will be sooner than a lot of people think
86
02/03/2021 23:03:22 2 3
bbc
Nationalise Amazon
12
02/03/2021 23:02:13 579 46
bbc
Let’s hope Sunak goes after the rich tax avoiders (e.g. Amazon) and other tax avoidance loopholes making use of tax havens and leaves middle income earners alone eh ! About time we had a level playing field when it comes to taxation !
87
02/03/2021 23:03:37 12 4
bbc
No idea we DO know he had a meeting with these people last week though watch this space
19
02/03/2021 23:03:25 96 23
bbc
So they know things aren’t going to magically be better by 21sr of June as they are promising everyone.
88
02/03/2021 23:06:36 54 30
bbc
I'm not sure what country you're in but the UK gvt has never said that AFAIK.
89
02/03/2021 23:06:58 3 1
bbc
God bless Rishi Sunak maybe he should "cross the floor" what a great socialist I'm impressed still waiting for the sting in the tail As a public sector key worker I know my tax bill will go up but hey I'm one of the lucky ones we don't know HOW bad these things could be as yet but THE MORE WE TRY THE LESS WE FAIL
25
02/03/2021 23:05:00 329 33
bbc
It is so frustrating. As a small business we were told on Sept 26th last year that the scheme was not going to be extended, so we made our entire workforce redundant as of that date. Then on Sept 28th they extended it, now for another year! How can any business forward. plan around this constant moving of the goalposts
90
02/03/2021 23:07:41 18 40
bbc
Don’t believe you
202
02/03/2021 23:38:41 8 3
bbc
Happened to me. It would have cost HP a couple of grand or so to keep me on standby for a year, any problems, they could call and I would have loved to go back.
439
03/03/2021 00:55:01 2 0
bbc
Nor do I, as there would have been no incentive to make anyone redundant until the last day.
The business would have to pay statutory redundancy too.
983
03/03/2021 08:16:25 0 0
bbc
Closes businesses are on the brink of collapse. After a year or distribution to trade I can’t imagine there being much left in the pot.
03/03/2021 08:32:39 1 0
bbc
Ridiculous comment!
91
02/03/2021 23:08:11 7 6
bbc
It’s like living under New Labour where they paid folk for doing nothing while a few of us had to work for money .
237
02/03/2021 23:47:51 0 1
bbc
I've gone on strike just reading your comment!
311
03/03/2021 00:02:28 0 1
bbc
Ignorance personified allied to an absolutely terrible attempt at deflection.
92
02/03/2021 23:08:39 44 8
bbc
I know people who have been furloughed from jobs that won't be there at the end of all this. They then picked up other work and then got furloughed due to the second lockdown. They are now working in essential retail and still picking up two furlough payments every week. End this madness now.
561
03/03/2021 02:49:15 21 13
bbc
Good for them. Meanwhile I am on furlough earning 60% of my usual salary (cos furlough doesn't cover you for tips) and still have to pay 100% of my bills!!

You try paying for rent, electricity and food when you've got 40% less income than usual!!!
93
02/03/2021 23:10:16 1 4
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Ludicrous!
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02/03/2021 23:07:51 5 6
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This extension should be carefully targetted at businesses that actually need the money. Too many have simply taken it because it is there. It should therefore be industry and revenue based.
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02/03/2021 23:14:25 3 1
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Furlough isn't free it still costs the company national insurance and pension costs. The benefit to the company is being able to rapidly redepoly staff when demand returns as staff have not found a new job.
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02/03/2021 23:11:06 258 18
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Now I do smell a rat. What the hell is going on? When will this madness end?
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02/03/2021 23:14:41 84 14
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Not for another 6 months minimum though I see a further extension till Dec .
03/03/2021 09:11:25 1 1
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Probably a further extension will be needed. An awful lot of businesses rely on offices and other workplaces to be as before, and many others on tourists and others in the area.
And many basically unaffected businesses are not hiring as before the pandemic effects in the UK or expanding.
Good news for those on furlough but the Tory magic money tree will need to be paid back.

Sadly this momumental job is made x10 harder because of Brexit and the resulting loss of international trade & resulting job losses

For a start we need to do 4 things

1. Tax large companies such as starbucks, costa and amazon

2. Bring in an appropiate wealth tax

3. End the pension triple lock

4 Scrap Hs2
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02/03/2021 23:14:53 2 4
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And you're obviously one of the Simple People..........?
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02/03/2021 23:03:25 96 23
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So they know things aren’t going to magically be better by 21sr of June as they are promising everyone.
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All planned, constant furlough as the Government in memorandum call it 'the sweeteners'. It's to stop the people going into civil disorder, whilst they make their next lot of plans to break the economy, put peole on social credit and control them. Removed
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03/03/2021 01:16:57 1 0
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Why would a government deliberately set out to destroy the economy, thus depriving capitalists of their income?

You're really not very good at this conspiracy theory nonsense...
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02/03/2021 23:09:38 8 10
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I hope those that benefit enjoy their free piggy back and are grateful.
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02/03/2021 23:15:20 1 3
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I hope you can sleep at night whist this whose industries have closed can't sleep worrying about the bills. To be fair, you don't seem to be the kind of person who cares about anyone else, so who cares what you think
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02/03/2021 23:19:33 3 1
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I’m just saying that those benefiting should be grateful for being paid to have have a break.
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02/03/2021 23:03:25 96 23
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So they know things aren’t going to magically be better by 21sr of June as they are promising everyone.
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02/03/2021 23:15:25 17 7
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The dates in the roadmap are the *earliest* dates. They've been pretty explicit about that.
Good news for those on furlough but the Tory magic money tree will need to be paid back.

Sadly this momumental job is made x10 harder because of Brexit and the resulting loss of international trade & resulting job losses

For a start we need to do 4 things

1. Tax large companies such as starbucks, costa and amazon

2. Bring in an appropiate wealth tax

3. End the pension triple lock

4 Scrap Hs2
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02/03/2021 23:15:42 1 1
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For a rich country we do have some of the lowest state pensions in Europe.