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Concrete Jungle

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  1. True I fear we have gone so far down the PFI route that the only way the current and future governments will be able to get major projects off the ground is by using PFI. Because all the other PFI schemes are sucking out more and more money leaving the government off balance sheet smoke and mirrors as the only other way of "investing" in infrastructure. It should be interesting when the PFI bubble pops, what are the options? Significant tax rises, borrowing, printing to fill the black hole? Or declare all PFI null and void and seize the assets and tear up PFI contracts by force?
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/news/05/0506/rise.shtml
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/news/05/0506/brown.shtml
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/news/05/0503/blunk.shtml
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/news/05/0501/blairwin.shtml
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/budget97/live/welfare.shtml
  7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/budget97/background/gordonbrown.shtml
  8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/budget97/live/economy.shtml
  9. I have cut my monthly discretionary spending from £650pcm in 2007 down to £225pcm in 2010. Have placed as much "wealth" as I can away from the more obvious and traceable forms and what is left in bank accounts is no longer directly / obviously linked to myself. Got a credit card and buy all my food / fuel on it (until I started doing this I had never previously noticed how many other people use their credit cards to pay for trivial purchases and essentials.) I have cut down my driving and now only need to fill the car up about once every 6 weeks. Quit smoking and vastly reduced the amount I spend in pubs, bars and buying alcohol from the supermarket, I now look at those purchases as volunteering to pay extra tax to a corrupt self serving, warmongering rabble of sleazy champagne socialists. I have considered leaving, but expect to remain for the next 4 years until I have finished my part time uni course and got more work experience / skills and knowledge of my new career under my belt.
  10. Should UK sovereign debt be downgraded I wouldn't be surprised if pension funds are then required by law to hold triple A rated debt, then AA rated, then A rated, then triple B, BB, B, etc. By hook or by crook I expect pension funds will be used to try and keep the charade going a bit longer. There is simply to much money sat there doing nothing to help hard working families for the government to be able to ignore it should another unforeseen crisis begin in America.
  11. If they ever manage to write something worth paying to read, perhaps this foolhardy venture may last slightly longer. Viva blogs and forums.
  12. My modest diesel corsa costs £45 to fill up and that lasts me about 6 weeks. Motorbike is about £15 to fill up and that lasts me a fortnight.
  13. Labour apparatchik on QT has just confirmed Labour cuts will be larger than Thatcher cuts in the 80's. I nearly choked on my Rioja!!!
  14. Naturally this means house prices can only continue to rise on the back of such positive news.
  15. Aint no one going to say $hit in public before the election.
  16. Christ on a bike badger is spreading more propaganda on pravda.
  17. No doubt Gordon made the tough decisions necessary, it was the right thing to do. What would the do nothing tories do? The global rise in the gold price that started in America was totally unexpected, however thanks to our low debt levels the UK is best placed to weather the storm. If RB gets his way gold will be back down at the price our glorious leader sold ours at.
  18. I wonder if her poor husband has billed any more porno films to the taxpayer since he got caught?
  19. Not to worry the government can borrow a bit extra to plug the shortfall.
  20. Lets see what wavey gravey Davey can do.
  21. Don't forget to increase tuition fees, get them used to being thousands in debt from the start of their adult life.
  22. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article10209.html For clarification.
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