Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak warns tax rises to follow spending spree
03/03/2021 | news | business | 2,439
The UK economy is expected to recover six months faster than expected from the pandemic, the chancellor says.
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03/03/2021 14:40:12 533 156
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The economy doesn’t just need fixing, it needs radical reform. Covid has shown all that’s wrong with how we were living before, who's really essential to our society and ways to improve going forward.

Wealthy influences want things to return to the past as it worked for them. But it doesn’t work for the rest of us.

We need to start challenging politicians to bring about more positive change.
Well, I guess you could aim for an economy like Venezuela or Scotland.

So, without business to generate tax, where does the money come from for your damp-dream socialist state ?

oh, that's right, you think "someone else pays - it doesn't matter who, it will be someone else"
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Or like Zimbabwe
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03/03/2021 14:41:41 16 18
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We're supposed be guided by the data. If it keeps improving, no reason to wait nearly 4 months to fully open up the economy. We have a vaccine advantage over the EU - let's make the most of it!
Stop the vaccine roll out, let nature takes its course

That will get the obscene pensions bill down and allow the economy to prosper

Should also flush some properties onto the market and bring supply and demand back in line for that sector
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03/03/2021 15:01:25 1 0
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Your username serves you well
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03/03/2021 15:03:17 1 0
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Wow your a nice person aren't you ?
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03/03/2021 14:45:45 24 26
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Sunak raises income tax and skims over tax avoidance.

An Evil Tory making the tax payer pay....for his stupidity.

Meanwhile his super-rich tax avoiding masters walk away smiling.
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03/03/2021 14:56:12 13 11
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The Evil Tories blow the budget, put people out of work, bust businesses, put up taxes and let the virus go out of control.

And still the Right Wing Hate Media will call it sunshine and English voters will believe the tripe they peddle.

Why are English voters such economic punchbags?

How is that Tory Brexit Dream going now?

Really?
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03/03/2021 14:49:24 18 21
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The economy would bounce back even quicker if they ended lockdown now that nearly all vulnerable have been vaccinated. Come on.
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03/03/2021 15:07:52 0 0
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Instead of insults have an adult opinion and some common respect!
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03/03/2021 14:49:40 224 88
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Waiting for the ban brigade to arrive and call you selfish for wanting to enjoy your life
Never mind the "ban" typr, Feta Cheesberg and the kill-joys will want you to take you back to 1500s - be sitting at home on your own in the cold and dark eating nothing but Lentils and Cabbage. Removed
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no thanks luvvie, it's all europhile BS
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03/03/2021 15:16:32 0 1
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Strangely, I have never noticed that bias as the HYS is full of alt-right or "lefty" comments.

Perhaps you should tone down the rhetoric...
Just a quickie..... Ms Sturgeon says that her troubles may impact upon women being able to come forward with complaints.....She has that wrong...If there is NO EVIDENCE, then hard as it may be, THERE IS NO HARD EVIDENCE and a Man has as many rights as the woman, like it or not. No Evidence means he walks or should not even get to court. In sexual assault cases early complaint is crucial . Removed
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Please don't put Ms Sturgeon and quickie in the same sentence.
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03/03/2021 15:06:31 46 2
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I second that! Cannot wait!!! Let's open up and get going again! As a single person I can't wait to meet friends again and hug family.
Wow.... how dumb are you to believe that? I mean you know we have renewable energy now that doesn't pollute. That's more her message instead of saying we should return to fuedalism.

How brainwashed are you?
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03/03/2021 16:23:56 0 0
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I agree with your point, but if you're going to go in with all guns blazing like that, it could be a good idea to check who you are addressing. Corrina was replying to the original poster, Orange Philosophy, on a totally different and good point. Your point should be addressed to Phil from Heck.
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03/03/2021 14:56:36 65 17
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I think you will find that the unions had a hand in it too.
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Strangely, I have never noticed that bias as the HYS is full of alt-right or "lefty" comments.

Perhaps you should tone down the rhetoric...
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The only thing in that red case was his ?? sandwiches and a durex stimulus vibrator
As it’s been getting a bit stale at home over lockdown and needs spicing up
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Rabbit, Rabbit!
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You even know the brands!!?
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03/03/2021 15:29:45 10 8
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I love the number of posts here attacking Armchair Bore’s HYS comments, which as far as I can see have always been measured and well-reasoned.

You must be hitting a nerve or two, Bore. Keep it up!
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03/03/2021 15:03:25 172 141
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This news will infuriate the Remain/left crew.

They'd love any excuse for the UK to fail so they could push their selfish agenda
Remain is a right wing feature and as well as that the vast majority of this is stuff the left pointed out was necessary years ago to PREVENT the country failing.

It only took the selfish agenda of the right killing hundreds of thousands of people for them to cop on.and realise the left were correct.
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Wow.... how dumb are you to believe that? I mean you know we have renewable energy now that doesn't pollute. That's more her message instead of saying we should return to fuedalism.

How brainwashed are you?
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03/03/2021 16:50:29 1 0
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Because she couldn't possibly have a mind of her own. Well, it's always easier to shoot down the messenger than actually listen to the message*, I guess. Always entertaining to watch her triggering the gammon, though.

*PS. In case you hadn't clocked it, her one and only message is "Listen to the science".
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03/03/2021 15:07:42 175 34
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I'm a Remain, Labour supporter.

There are many Leave voters who also are Labour.

But, you're right. There are some individuals who would rather see the UK go down the toilet economically, as long as they could say 'i told you so'.
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03/03/2021 16:06:48 34 8
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Lots of people saying personal tax has not gone up. Personal taxation is going up via the stealthy way of freezing tax thresholds. Working people are the big losers from this budget.
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03/03/2021 16:00:54 2 12
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Yet another example of england riding on the back of Scotland`s economic glory
03/03/2021 16:37:35 9 5
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I just loved how Sunak put corporation tax up by 6% and then banged on about how he was helping businesses.

An Evil Tory who will enthusiastically bend the truth to the camera and smile with it.

He will talk ideological tripe as if it is the most honest and truthful thing he knows.

A truly stunning display for the bovine.
03/03/2021 16:38:55 2 1
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I enjoy a laugh on a gray, miserable day.
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Unbelievable....lefties still whining even when the only people affected by this budget will be large corporations.

We all know that the tax burden for all concerned will be horrific over the coming years due to the pandemic, but can you imagine the squeeling had Sunak not gone after big business ?

Lefties...can't live with em...can't shoot em.
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03/03/2021 16:18:49 10 7
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IT HAS FOR BOZO'S TORIES AND THEIR PALS BIG TIME 'BILLIONS' HOWEVER, FOODBANKS SOUP-KITCHENS AND KIDS WITH NO FOOD, HOMELESS PEOPLE, AND POVERTY ON THE RISE, PLUS NUTTY BREXIT, SAY TO ME THAT'S ALL BULL **** IT'S JUST FOR TORY TOILET PAPER NEWSPAPER'S!
Good news about the economy, meanwhile in Scotland Nicola Sturgeons story has more holes than Rab C Nesbits vest !! Removed
I hope the BBC will be fact checking the labour party today.
Three times I have heard them claim in parliament that the UK had the highest covid deaths per capita in the world.
This is not true. The UK lies in fourth place, behind Slovenia, Belgium and Czechia

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/
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03/03/2021 17:00:39 5 2
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puhleeeeeeeeeeeeez tell this RUBBISH to any grieving family mister!
03/03/2021 17:04:13 3 0
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Belgium, as I am sure you know, counts Covid deaths in an exceptionally inflated way (even more than UK Gov's chosen metric of 28 days after).
As for Slovenia & Czechia, maybe think about relative population sizes, population density & other demographic factors.
Perhaps try a littler harder to denigrate Labour, eh?
03/03/2021 17:11:58 1 0
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I take it you consider that an achievement?....
03/03/2021 17:10:52 1 0
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It did have. Hence the use of the past simple tense. The Tories hit that milestone on 21st January.
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03/03/2021 16:59:20 5 7
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Please can we not talk about getting "back" to normal: Mass-commuting generating pollution, stress and destroying family life. A planet-killing aviation industry fed by so much un-necessary tax writeoff 'business' travel. Not to mention spending our meagre income on impractical and uncomfortable work clothes when we could all be at home in our pants.

No third runway. No HS2. No more £3 coffee.
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03/03/2021 15:57:53 5 12
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A few more Budgets like this and we'll be flat broke and beating a track back to the EU with our national cloth cap in hand and excuses at the ready!
03/03/2021 16:55:09 6 8
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Good to see the BBC covering the nicola strugeon case as opposed to giving the HOT AIR budget air time.

Not worthy of licence payers fees. Nothing in the budget!
03/03/2021 16:51:09 8 5
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The word Brexit was only only MENTIONED ONCE during the whole budget (correct me if I am wrong)

Think about that.

THAT IS VERY VERY WORRYING.

I think deep down this gov knows Brexit is going to cost us massively.

There were also NO measures announced that would mitigate the disastrous effects of the Brexit asteroid heading towards us in July 2021 when the UK introduces its own checks.
03/03/2021 17:01:16 7 13
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the chancellor was "betting on a recovery fueled by a consumer spending blitz".

Which will be better than the last blitz we endured. Still Sir Keir will be coming up with some good ideas in about 5 months time.
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03/03/2021 17:33:54 11 9
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Here's the Tory economy:
1. For working people, and young people, there is no Magic Money Tree. A 60 hour week once we shake off those EU rules about working time limits, and most of your earnings stealthily taken from you in taxes. Arbeit macht frei
2. For the Gammon it is triple-locked pensions, free TV and as many COVID jabs as you need. All courtesy of the Magic Money Tree. We need your votes
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Don't suck yours'. Clear where it's been, along with your head.
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Here's the Tory economy:
1. For working people, and young people, there is no Magic Money Tree. A 60 hour week once we shake off those EU rules about working time limits, and most of your earnings stealthily taken from you in taxes. Arbeit macht frei
2. For the Gammon it is triple-locked pensions, free TV and as many COVID jabs as you need. All courtesy of the Magic Money Tree. We need your votes
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03/03/2021 17:31:57 7 9
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Good to know we don't have stump up circa £20bn in EU membership fees...phewee!
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03/03/2021 17:43:11 3 1
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So made redundant, from a decent job, due to dithering over furlough last year. JSA ran out today. Over 55, wife works more than 24 hrs a week. Job market through the floor. What's in it for me, and many many others......????

Basically we can go p**s up a rope...
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03/03/2021 17:50:47 1 1
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Ha, ha, ha, expected some warmth of human kindness from a Tory, your statement shows the real colours, of the Tories, why not have mean taken behind the stables and horse whipped, by the stable boys while your at it.....
03/03/2021 17:38:39 6 3
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Back to clapping for carers and drawing rainbows then since the budget seems to have completely forgotten who got us through this mess. Good times! ...( if you're Blojo and his mates. )
03/03/2021 17:39:26 2 5
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The economy needs to to get back to a capitalist way of doing things as soon as possible as we can't sustain such Socialist over spending.
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How much did we pay for Tony Blair’s Iraq War and none existent weapons of mass destruction?
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Taxes pay for wars. Entirely relevant you tulip
03/03/2021 18:07:53 6 8
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Please tell me why in these difficult times the BBC have to dig deep and only find negativity in the budget. As they have stopped talking on behalf of the British public the BBC must be unfounded quickly
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Stop giving the Prince Henry and his wife the oxygen of publicity.
They don’t want it and we the public certainly don’t !
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Henry?
03/03/2021 18:37:15 1 0
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Stop spouting about them then
Long live the ruling National Communist Party! Tax the corporations, borrow like we're good for it, and spend like tommorrow may never come! Vive la révolution, comrades!

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Apparently left swastikas are okay, but right facing are "rude words"

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03/03/2021 18:47:52 3 0
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You've hit the nail on the head: this Tory govt are moving towards the old style Soviet Union with a good bit of nationalism thrown in to keep the bigoted plebs happy.
03/03/2021 18:38:46 7 7
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this seems to have been a successful budget to the vast majority.
then of course, there's HYS
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03/03/2021 18:49:07 5 4
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Starmer's performance in the HOC today was abysmal. Boris with his 80 seat majority & yet another inept leader of the opposition, could be election time before you ow it!!
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03/03/2021 18:52:10 3 3
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Every budget I worry about my offshore accounts. The are still safe from tax, for at least for another year, so thank you Rishi for leaving me be.
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Coma-inducing Knight of the Realm, Keith Starmer vs Boris 'Mr Muscle' Johnson, best PM ever TM.

The next GE is going to be a walk in the park. The only thing that could stop it would be the second coming of Christ. However, I've heard he's also voting for Boris. Tough luck, loony lefties.
03/03/2021 18:56:21 0 0
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Are you a Hindu?
03/03/2021 18:25:06 7 11
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Usual Lefty remoaners want to spend everyone else's money because they cant be bothered to earn their own.
Nothing ever changes, Lefties still think the world owes them a living.
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How come the moderator removes all my Indo-European prosperity symbols, but allows the hammer and sickles to stay up? Removed
In the BBC world the swastika, even if used the other way round from the Nazi symbol is not allowed whilst the hammer and sickle is fêted. They are far too ignorant to know that Stalin was as anti-Semitic as Hitler and he was responsible for more deaths. Removed
03/03/2021 19:06:58 6 6
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Remember every Liebour government has increased unemployment.
Thank god the Socialists aren't in charge. Their only talent is in wrecking the economy.
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How come the moderator removes all my Indo-European prosperity symbols, but allows the hammer and sickles to stay up? Removed
In the BBC world the swastika, even if used the other way round from the Nazi symbol is not allowed whilst the hammer and sickle is fêted. They are far too ignorant to know that Stalin was as anti-Semitic as Hitler and he was responsible for more deaths. Removed
03/03/2021 19:17:26 2 5
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What happened to Reganomics? Personal tax increases are not the answer! It wasn't the People's fault we had Covid. Indeed increasing corporation taxes is a socialist idea and one the Conservatives should not even have considered. But I would certainly NOT oppose a windfall tax on the big corporations, who pay little or no tax, such as Amazon and the like. Very disappointing!
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03/03/2021 19:22:11 5 3
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I see that Amazon guy's personal wealth is now larger than a lot of countries

I've seen a lot of comments about certain companies, such as his, not paying their 'fair share' of tax

My suggestion is not to use his company

Yeah, we all had an excuse in lockdown, but that's going to end soon

If you need something, get your expanded posterior of the sofa and go and support your local high street
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03/03/2021 19:31:04 4 1
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Why doesn’t everyone just try earning more money. Simpletons.
I'd like to date Kelly Brook.

Can you give me any tips?
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Take a snorkel
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03/03/2021 14:50:33 101 173
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Why should Sunak have trashed the economy and still let the virus go out of control?

The Tories should have shut the borders like Australia.

Tax payers are paying for Tory leadership incompetence.

Nothing else.
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03/03/2021 20:15:58 0 1
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yeah totally agree mate even though my education was bought and paid for by other taxpayers i never really used it the money would of been better spent on apprenterships or paid to learn schemes or something like that
03/03/2021 23:01:03 3 4
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Yeh, economy expected to rise 4% ,equals more sharply than expected from the ruins of BREXIT, and the remnants of COVID. Which has caused a complete collapse of the UK economy in many of our eyes. And much more so than our fellow former EU neighbours. Well done Brexitiers!
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Tax rises needed means he doesn't understand Keynes or history. Growth and employment will stop the debt. This is achieved by buying British to stimulate manufacturing and jobs here followed by exports to bring in money, nothing else has ever worked.
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