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Old 13th Jan 2011, 20:35
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Redwood is right.

Interest rates are SERIOUSLY artificially low and an adjustment has to happen.


God help us all when that happens.

Apart from me, since I have no loans or credit cards and I'll maybe make some money on my savings.



PS. I do remember something like the Adam Smith Institute, or it could have been him, (yeah, Adam Smith was a Fifer like Broon but he was a realist) saying that 7% was the "ideal" interest rate. People wouldn't borrow silly amounts of money and others would get some return on their savings. Looking at the state of things now, with the amount of money so many people have on some sort of credit, I guess that figure is probably about right............
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Old 13th Jan 2011, 21:42
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I recall the 1980s when interest rates were much higher IIRC.
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 10:08
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BBC Cuts Strike Home

I was watching Andrew Marr just now....review of the Press by some actress with opinions and David Aaronovitch, ie B/C list celebs, then Judi Dench, then I left to make a coffee and came back to find that a deranged young man, perhaps just out of red-brick "Uni" (ex-Technical College) and involvement with the Students' Union, with the frightened, bulging eyes otherwise found only in a little creature called a Tarsier, was being interviewed. Is he on work experience as a policy researcher? That's my guess.

I haven't a clue what party he was from except that it must be on the lunatic fringe; he seemed to be in a fantasy world where his party, if in power, would "make the economy grow" so that spending cuts were not necessary; indeed they would increase spending from an empty purse "to make the economy grow".

It saddens me that the BBC's budget is so reduced that they have to resort to trawling the lunatic fringe for junior school-leavers to fill their flagship programmes.

If anyone saw this, and can identify the person or just the party, I would be grateful. He wasn't funny enough to be Monster Raving Loony, and his office-boy interview outfit and smart black shoes mean that he isn't Lib-Dem. He didn't bang on about recycling, so he isn't Green. What - and who - the hell is he?
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 11:58
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Sounds like one of the Millibands to me.
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 15:24
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BBC News - MoD to spend further £200m on axed Nimrod project
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 15:32
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... he seemed to be in a fantasy world where his party, if in power, would "make the economy grow" so that spending cuts were not necessary; indeed they would increase spending from an empty purse "to make the economy grow".
oh that was Ed Millibean..
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 15:45
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I simply cant take that man seriously,he looks like a sixth former who is about to burst into tears and he has the speaking voice of a cartoon gerbil.
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 16:04
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I simply cant take that man seriously,he looks like a sixth former who is about to burst into tears and he has the speaking voice of a cartoon gerbil.
and a cretin !

.. denial isn't a river in Egypt


Economics 101

Writing behind the paywall for mass appeal, Ed Miliband told the Times this morning that: “Labour is not to blame for Britain’s debt mountain and accuses David Cameron of peddling a “great deceit” about the previous Government’s record to pursue a damaging programme of cuts.”

He claims:
“What is this deceit? It is that the deficit was caused by chronic overspending rather than a global financial crisis that resulted in recession and a calamitous collapse in tax revenues.”
Last time he made such absurd claims the Spectator provided Red Ed with this handy graph. Perhaps he could explain then why the last government was spending more than it was bringing in from 2002?




Economics 101 - Guy Fawkes' blog
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 17:13
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NHS reforms.

Smoke and mirrors?
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 17:19
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Since the NHS is said to be strapped for cash I was surprised to receive an unsolicited invitation to see if I have bowel cancer.

I decided to ignore it, but apparently you can't, and they sent me a jolly package containing a test kit. Well, they can stick it up their arse - it's not going up mine.
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 17:48
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They keep sending me those things been throwing them in the bin for a couple of years,keeps them happy, the paper shufflers get to send me another one,and that's what it is all about,forms filed in triplicate and sheets ticked, seats at desks being polished by legions of bums.
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Old 20th Jan 2011, 16:52
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And Alan Johnson resigns 'for personal reasons'. Nowt to do with putting his foot in it every time he opened his mouth then, not that that worried the Labour party of the 90s. Now it appears that Ed Balls has taken his place.

A more cynical person would say this was planned a while back but maybe it's been long enough for Mr Balls to wash off the scent of Mr Brown.
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Old 20th Jan 2011, 18:49
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Rather that way than Brown washing the scent off Balls I suppose.

Clegg was in my necks of the woods today...amazed he knew where it was! However he left quicker than an airman from a nearby Moray air base.
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Old 21st Jan 2011, 07:09
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Tony Blair (he's on the enquiry again today) will be remembered as the person who took us to war on several lies. Gordon Brown will go down in history as the person who took us in to a multi multi billion pound deficit while telling us he was the expert.
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Old 21st Jan 2011, 08:56
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Clegg was in my necks of the woods today...amazed he knew where it was!
I believe his personal assistant may have been seen wearing the 'fox hat'
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Old 21st Jan 2011, 12:01
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will be remembered as the person who took us to war on several lies
I would be more than happy to see him remembered as the first PM to be assassinated in hundreds of years.
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Old 21st Jan 2011, 12:33
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And Alan Johnson resigns 'for personal reasons'. Nowt to do with putting his foot in it every time he opened his mouth then
It would seem not: Policeman allegedly seeing Johnsons wife

Apparently he has been moved to 'take care' of Theresa May!!
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Old 21st Jan 2011, 15:29
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Presumably they missed out "to" from that headline.Nice to see BTW that the toad Coulson has finally received his come-uppance.Good call Dave on that appointment.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 13:20
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What the hell?

'Gay lessons' in maths, geography and science - Telegraph
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 14:29
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i hoped we had seen the last of [email protected] like this when nu labour got the boot



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