Discussion of the UK Government
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By Samanfur
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I was pleased with Corbyn simply firing back the correct numbers of nurses and hospitals (and also refurbishing one A&E by closing another to save the money), until he compared them to the Labour manifesto plans, and Johnson dived on the opportunity like a rat up a drainpipe.

Apparently, the Tories are "the natural party of the NHS" now, thanks to - you've guessed it - the mess they inherited.
By Cyclist
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Meanwhile (although IMO he's correct) there's been another Zaghari-Ratcliffe moment.

For once, Johnson was telling the truth. Even if he got on his knees and promised to suck Trump's dick, the chances of that woman being sent back here to face justice are virtually nil.

It's something the parents must face up to, the Yanks do not care. As far as they're concerned it was an accident. Yes, very sad, but purely accidental none the less.

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists moan about how the British courts deal with 'errant' motorists. It's even worse in many states of the US.
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By Tubby Isaacs
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This can't be right, surely?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... il-project
HS2 supporters fear Boris Johnson plans to scrap part of rail project
London to Birmingham leg thought to be in danger with speculation money might go to other northern transport
That would be trains haring down from Manchester to Birmingham then hitting a section of line that can barely accommodate it. There's a reason the southern section was to be done first.
By satnav
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Is Boris Johnson starting to buy off many of his Brexit critics with taxpayers money? Nicky Morgan has been given a peerage and been allowed to keep her ministerial job. Former governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has been given a well paid job and Richard Branson has been given a big bung to help keep his loss making Flybe airline going. All three were strong critics of Brexit in 2019 but they all seem to have gove very quiet in 2020.
By Tubby Isaacs
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When's Johnson going to "cut business rates to help the high street", as he's promised?

Good argument here that this is only a very short term boost. Rents will rise because to make up for the cut in rates.

Cutting business rates will help individual high street stores in the short run, but will not help in the longer run. It is a misunderstanding of basic economics to think otherwise. The biggest winners from a cut in business rates will be the biggest landowners — the Duke of Westminster, the Queen — and not the high street shops, or their customers.

Doubtless Common Man Boris will do it anyway.
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