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By Bones McCoy
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Borrowing billions at rock-bottom rates loads debt on to future generations and is fine only until rates climb.
They don't understand how rates work, do they?

Still, as long as Gordo Brown isn't in charge. That disaster he inflicted on us. He even brought down banks in America, Switzerland, Belgium, Iceland, Portugal etc.
GB was so powerful that he brought down banks in America before any in Britain were impacted.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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They aren't happy about the Heathrow expansion being rejected. They almost appear to be gearing up to blame it for the inevitable fall out of Brexit.
It is, however, in the national interest to radically and rapidly increase our airport capacity — or watch business and jobs disappear across the Channel.
"Nothing to do with Brexit. It's because of Heathrow" - I really wouldn't put it past them.



THE SUN SAYS It’s in the national interest to increase our airport capacity — or watch jobs disappear across the Channel

WHO runs Britain? Eco-campaigners and activist judges? Or our elected politicians?

Two years ago MPs overwhelmingly approved the third runway at Heathrow. Even in that dysfunctional Parliament it won a huge majority of 296.

They were all aware of climate change. But they also knew this was a vital step for us as an independent trading nation outside the EU. Even the CBI, no fans of Brexit, called it a “historic decision”.

But as with fracking, which could have slashed energy bills for millions and powered the UK for a generation, it has been killed off by a green lobby whose concerns, while understandable, always seem to trump our economy.

The Appeal Court claims the runway bid was flawed because it failed to factor in our agreement to end emissions by 2050. But how far will they take that argument? To any new transport infrastructure? Any new road?

The Government must find a way to stop its net-zero commitment, which The Sun supports, crippling our ­economy as our rivals flourish.

Equally it must stop courts running a parallel government and siding with pressure groups to block key decisions taken by MPs elected to do so.

It may not be in Boris Johnson’s personal interests to back a further appeal.

It is, however, in the national interest to radically and rapidly increase our airport capacity — or watch business and jobs disappear across the Channel.







Back to supporting No Deal:

PM’s tough talk

IT is hard to fault the PM’s pledge to abandon trade talks in three months if Brussels will not change its tune.

We will need six months to prepare for new border checks and WTO terms.

And EU demands are transparently ridiculous, even to its fans.

It is obviously crazy to try to tie a sovereign nation to foreign courts and laws and demand rights over its fishing waters.

The EU is still fed up about Brexit and keen to deter others. It needs to get over it, and prioritise its citizens’ jobs.

It is being utterly unreasonable and incoherent — and the world can see it.
By Andy McDandy
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It is obviously crazy to try to tie a sovereign nation to foreign courts and laws
International law, sanctions, treaties, etc.

What do we call those operating outside such bounds? Rogue states?
 
By Cyclist
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:25 pm
It is obviously crazy to try to tie a sovereign nation to foreign courts and laws
International law, sanctions, treaties, etc.

What do we call those operating outside such bounds? Rogue states?
USA?
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:56 am
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Borrowing billions at rock-bottom rates loads debt on to future generations and is fine only until rates climb.
They don't understand how rates work, do they?

Still, as long as Gordo Brown isn't in charge. That disaster he inflicted on us. He even brought down banks in America, Switzerland, Belgium, Iceland, Portugal etc.
GB was so powerful that he brought down banks in America before any in Britain were impacted.
He "deregulated the banks" there too?

Not that I've ever been clear what deregulation he did in Britain. Before the Crash he was being praised for creating a risk-based system of regulation. I can see that it failed, but I can't see how he could be praised for exactly the thing that went wrong with it.
By Andy McDandy
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It was a choice between bailing them out and seeing the economy crash entirely.

I'm half surprised that the Sun wasn't pushing for an "Australian style fuel banditry system".
 
By youngian
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If ‘trade talks to be conducted in English’ is the best upbeat Brexit story Tom Newton-Dunn can file its looking bleak.
MERCI BEAUCOUP Britain lands early win on trade talks by demanding they are held in English
BRITAIN yesterday chalked up an early win over the EU on trade deal talks — to hold them in English.
The language victory was revealed as both sides agreed ground rules for the breakneck round of negotiations.

As well as persuading the EU to conduct them in English, the head of the PM’s team, David Frost, has ensured that if officials want to speak in French, they must pay the interpreters’ bills.

Both sides also pledged to keep their talks strictly confidential to stop leaks designed to undermine each other. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11067026/ ... s-english/
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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The Sun took bullying accusations extremely seriously when they were aimed at Bercow. They were indignant with rage and took a very firm stance against bullying. Now, though, bullying isn't really a big deal and they attack the accuser.


Good riddance

FROM HS2 overspending to the Windrush scandal, mayhem followed the bumbling former mandarin Sir Philip Rutnam wherever he went.

But that didn’t put the brakes on his career. Oh, no. Because, in the topsy-turvy world of Whitehall, whopping mistakes mean whopping promotions.

When he screwed up in transport, there was a massive job waiting for him at the Home Office.

And when he screwed up there, they gave him a knighthood.

And so things would have rumbled merrily on, if Priti Patel hadn’t come along and put a spanner in the works.

The British people made it clear in December that they wanted big changes to our immigration system and Patel — a no-nonsense Leave voter — came to the job determined to deliver them.

For Rutnam and his fellow over-promoted Home Office pen-pushers, this sounded too much like hard work.

So, with mind-numbing predictability, they turned on the woman with the mission and the mandate.

Britain is lucky that our firebrand Home Secretary fought back. And luckier still to be shot of the useless Rutnam.
 
By cycloon
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What did Rutnam do wrong, and under which Tory minister/s?

HMMMMM?

So everything is the fault of the civil service now. Tories are simultaneously ace and effective and totally at the mercy of pen pushers.

Fuck off.

Actually, they mentioned Windrush. Fuck them even harder. Something born out of their own festering malice, translated into action by shitty politicians and a supine - SUPINE, SUN, NOT MASTERFUL - civil service, and then the blame for that 'shame' is put on the messenger boys.

Scum. Absolute scum.
 
By The Red Arrow
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Seems like a good place to leave this -

Civil Service - How Many More Will Quit?
Because The Others may be about to follow Rutnam in resigning and then claiming constructive dismissal. The clue will be to watch for right-wing press and new media denunciations of senior mandarins in the next few days and weeks. Those kinds of denunciations - like the carefully-briefed smear of Rutnam given to the Murdoch press - are the outward signs of top Civil Servants being softened up for a kicking.
https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... -quit.html
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