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#1 Guest_Charlie The Tramp_*

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:51 AM

A must listen.

Humphrys gives Brown a run for his money

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#2 benjamin

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:07 AM

i particualry like the bits where gb disputes the oecd figures and says all is well with uk plc.
that'll be right, then.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:11 AM

Humphrys: Economy relying on consumer spending, fuelled by debt, and high house prices.
Brown: I disagree with that. :blink:

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:13 AM

i particualry like the bits where gb disputes the oecd figures and says all is well with uk plc.
that'll be right, then.


I heard the bit when GB defended UK productivity by saying what a huge number of small businesses are in business since 1997. Does this stack up or make any sense ?

Edited by penbat1, 13 October 2005 - 08:13 AM.



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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:25 AM

IIRC they conned alot of small sole traders to become businesses with some VAT wheeze, so this probably shows up as more businesses ?

He would not rule out tax rises when specifically asked, so you can be VERY sure they're coming along soon.

GB is a lying knob. We know it, JH knows it. Do you listen to him or use your own eyes/ears ?

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:28 AM

Humphrys: Mervyn King said the next ten years will not be the same as the past ten years.

I second that. :(

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:35 AM

I heard the bit when GB defended UK productivity by saying what a huge number of small businesses are in business since 1997. Does this stack up or make any sense ?


No start ups are sharply down. And IR35 plus a raft of other legislation seems to have been purposefully designed to prevent business startups.
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:36 AM

Humphrys: Economy relying on consumer spending, fuelled by debt, and high house prices.
Brown: I disagree with that. :blink:

Is he digging a bigger hole by not accepting the obvious?

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:39 AM

Is he digging a bigger hole by not accepting the obvious?


The correct psychological expression is "in denial". Many people, especially politicians, are "in denial" about loads of things.


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:43 AM

You have to ask yourself what is the point in bothering to listen to a politician like Chemical Crash Gordon. He spins and twists his statistics like a fish on a line. Every statement is qualified, every direct question avoided and a completely different question is 'half' answered instead using open ended statistics. 37% of me found the broadcast interesting, 40% of me found it amusing but 20% of me was getting very angry. Worryingly 3% of me wanted to spread chum over his fat naked carcas and dangle him over a pit filled with hungry, narrow-minded Australian crocodiles which had been forced to listen to a tape of his speeches for a month.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:44 AM

The correct psychological expression is "in denial". Many people, especially politicians, are "in denial" about loads of things.


He couldn't really say anything else, though, could he? You don't know what he actually thinks,


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:53 AM

He couldn't really say anything else, though, could he? You don't know what he actually thinks,
Peter.


He probably thinks the same thing - a form of self delusion and self-righteousness. Tony Blair, for example, most likely thinks he is doing us all a favour and sincerely thinks he is doing the right thing in Iraq.


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:02 AM

IMO the most amusing bit was where he said consumer spending was rising. Humphreys' incredulous laughter had an unforced ring of genuine outrage.

Edited by bears all, 13 October 2005 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:20 AM

Anyone able to copy this interview into an WMA/MP3 format available to download? This interview is a must keep!!!

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:24 AM

Anyone able to copy this interview into an WMA/MP3 format available to download? This interview is a must keep!!!


You cannot help but think Humphrys was enjoying this a little more than usual - a little pay-back for the recent NuLab backed public wrist-slapping he endured?




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