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No Improvement until 2018

No Improvement until 2018

The chanceller unleased his gloomy statement stating there would be little to no growth until

2018.

However on the same day it was announced that the first humans will travel to Mars by 2030.

Its a pity they cannot bring the date forward as I could fancy a spell on Mars until things improve.

I will be 47 when things improve, I was a young man when it all went pear shaped.

Dear God.

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06th Dec 2012 14:45

I thought half the tory front

bench were already living on mars (they must be on another planet...?)

 

although I was particularly impressed by the attempt to spin the increase in personal allowance (producing £211 tax reduction)....I can see the low paid really appreciating the extra money in their pockets...

 

 

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06th Dec 2012 15:13

I will be 52 ....

with 8 years left in this glorious game which cheers me no end.

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06th Dec 2012 15:18

2018

It will be interesting to see whether they can continue for another 6 years blaming everyone but themselves for the economic situation. This must be the first government in history to have no responsibility for anything that happens - it's always "the previous government" or "Europe" (whatever that means) or "international conditions". We might as well not bother with a government at all, they don't seem able to influence anything!

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By Glennzy
06th Dec 2012 16:51

Blame the other lot

neiltonks wrote:

It will be interesting to see whether they can continue for another 6 years blaming everyone but themselves for the economic situation. This must be the first government in history to have no responsibility for anything that happens - it's always "the previous government" or "Europe" (whatever that means) or "international conditions". We might as well not bother with a government at all, they don't seem able to influence anything!

I also agree it will be interesting to see how long current goverment will keep blaming the previous one for the current state we are in.

i recall seeing a Navy Admiral being interviewed, and where he compared Cameron to a ships Captain, and that if he was still blaming the previous captain

6 months down the line they would throw him overboard.

I would happily take Messers Cameron, Osbourne and Clegg out on my boat to do just that.

i bet a few people would offer to chip for the fuel since they banned you using red diesel in boats.

Not that I'm bitter.

 

 

 

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06th Dec 2012 15:29

don't forget about

the extra bank holiday, snow, Christmas, new year.....

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06th Dec 2012 15:29

Whereas the truth is ....

everyone else is doing fine in the world and the real alternative is to take a few more hundred billion of loans so that we can avoid difficult decisions?

In truth it doesn't matter how badly the current government do as the opposition have about as much chance of being elected next time as the BNP/UKIP Alliance.

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By chetan
06th Dec 2012 15:58

Depressing stuff, I agree. 

Depressing stuff, I agree.  If you believe this then the growth we did enjoy before the crisis struck was built on shaky foundations.

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06th Dec 2012 16:33

Even if there is no growth...

 

... UK GDP still be about £1.4 trillion every year.

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06th Dec 2012 16:50

the truth is...

all politicians (certainly on the front benches) will do anything but tell the actual truth....rather a positive spin based upon some spurious statistics....of course it doesn't help that most (on both sides) have come from privileged backgrounds and haven't a clue what it is like to live in the real world.  

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06th Dec 2012 16:52

Too much emphasis put on the financial sector

The financial sector does seem to be among the less scrupulous of businesses, and the downfall of the banks was the start of this catastrophe.

I sometimes think the financial sector is just legalised gambling, and the gamblers rake in the winnings, but Joe Public picks up the losses.

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06th Dec 2012 17:00

it sure would be interesting to

see the CV's of the likes of Clegg, Cameron and Milliband (both pre and post their MP positions) and see which financial institutions they are non  exec directors/board members/consultants to....

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06th Dec 2012 17:27

For me the most interesting part of the Autumn statement ...

... was the announcement that the Secondary Earnings Threshold was to be £148 per week and the Primary Earnings Threshold was to be £149 per week.

What a bunch of muppets.

With kind regards

Clint Westwood

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