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Daz555

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  1. Daz555

    The politics thread

    I don't personally think I'm going to be affected much by Brexit (I don't desire to work abroad for the time being) and my job is relatively safe as it can be. I suspect some of my investments will take a tanking in the short term so I will just hope I don't need to draw down on them any time soon. I do feel for the people who are going to lose their jobs at my company though who don't know it yet. I work in IT Infrastructure and we are planning the migration of services to Ireland and Germany - and with services goes jobs.
  2. Daz555

    The politics thread

    The country is technically bankrupt? Hmm...And yet we find a way during austerity to shift the biggest amount of wealth from poor to rich in the nation's history (about £400bn put in the pockets of the 1%ers under Tory/coalition government). The Tories have also managed to arrange things nicely so that the richest 1000 people in the land have more wealth than the poorest 22 million. Oh and that same group increased their wealth by a tasty £274bn in the last 5 years as well. How nice for them. It is the youngest and poorest who have been asked to pay for the nation's recovery since the crash (what recovery you may ask!). Average earnings across the board are 3.2% down on 2008. For younger people though they have paid far more. The millenials have been hit the hardest - a pay cut of over 7% since 2008. The nation is not broke. It's just the money is being funneled up and out of the economy. About adults paying tax - yes not enough are paying tax. At the bottom they are paying such little tax because they are so poorly paid, and at the top they pay relatively little tax because it is all hoovered up out of the country and shipped off to tax havens. Corporations sucking on the nation's teat without paying their fair share is also a huge huge problem.
  3. Daz555

    The politics thread

    48 hours in and the nurses promise is already gone. Will now take ten years apparently and no plan to retain the 18,500 nurses already planning to leave. Hospital plan also gone as well. Now confirmation that there is only funding for 6 hospitals leading up to 2025.
  4. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Well we can all sit back now and let the Tories to deliver us to the sunlit uplands: Get Brexit done in January. Negotiate a trade deal with the EU by December 2020. Do the above with no border checks in Northern Ireland. Negotiate trade deals with around 70 other nations nations including the USA. Recruit 50,000 nurses. Recruit 10,000 doctors. Recruit 21,000 police Build 40 hospitals. Increase school spending by £14bn. Increase NHS spending by £34bn. Deliver £6.4bn in grants to improve home energy efficiency. Keep pensions triple-lock. Implement an Aussie style immigration system. No increase in taxation for anyone. Not sell the NHS to the Americans. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? .....and there we have it. Just 24 hours after the election and the Tories have already gone from saying "the NHS is safe in our hands" to "we need to implement an insurance based healthcare system."
  5. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Can't believe Corbyn did not resign last night. I wonder what version of Brexit we'll get from Boris now he has total control of Parliament?
  6. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Predictions? Tory majority of 20 to 30 seats is my guess.
  7. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Given the last 9 years of evidence - If you vote Tory you are a cunt. It's that simple.
  8. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Her and Mogg have been benched.
  9. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Johnson is a cunt. Gove is a cunt. Ress-Mogg is a cunt. Javid is a cunt. Raab is a cunt. Patel is a cunt. Hancock is a cunt. I could keep going.......
  10. Daz555

    The politics thread

    I'll vote Green or Lib Dem most likely - not that it matters. I live in one of the safest Labour seats in the country.
  11. Fossil fuels releases carbon that was part of our atmosphere millions of years ago. It is locked away and if it were not for human ingenuity would have never been released into the atmosphere today. CO2 from 60 million to 550 million years ago would be best left where it is and it seems finally that we are starting to wake up to that fact.
  12. This graph is one of the most startling illustrations of how the current climate warming is nothing remotely natural. It is man made. https://xkcd.com/1732/
  13. Gas IS a fossil fuel. However it does have a far smaller carbon footprint than coal or oil so could certainly be part of the solution.
  14. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Johnson's deal is a car crash. Only someone who values their seat (or has some other motive driven by financial gain) over the welfare of the nation would vote for it. Corbyn is a monumental bellend though. He thinks he can win an election but he's deluded. We are of course in this Brexit deadlock because the Tories decided to hold an election in 2017. It was the will of the people that the Tory party would not be able to form a majority in Government. Funny that the Tories want to let the people speak again in an election, but unwilling to let them speak again on Brexit.....
  15. Daz555

    The politics thread

    Johnson's deal gets nothing over with. Nothing. It is just the start of 10 years of cliff edge decisions related to our relationship with the EU starting with the need to secure a trade deal with them in less than a year.
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