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Shrink Proof

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  1. Septemeber's inflation figures will show a dip before the upward trend resumes in October with a vengeance. Everything possible will be done to shift any price rises into October. September's inflation figure is used as the one to determine the notional uprating of pensions etc., so manipulating it downwards will help government finances. Which is the main thing, of course...
  2. Voters know that the only people that have the ear of politicians are banks and big business. They know that MPs are (with a VERY few honourable exceptions) self-serving, cowardly parasites who would sell their children for dog food if they could get a junior minister post or a freebie. They know that politicians are serial liars, cheats and expenses fraudsters who will do their damndest to avoid accountability. And they know that if there was performance related pay for politicians, they'd be paying US. But, hey, it's the voters' fault for "disengaging".
  3. "Lessons will be learned...."
  4. All this discussion and nobody's mentioned Major's greatest policy triumph, the thing for which he will always be remembered. Better even than railway privatisation, in fact. Yes, the cones hotline.
  5. Nuclear bombs have hit several major British cities. But the Bank of England is "looking through" the destruction. A spokesman for the Bank said that "despite the obliteration of most centres of population and several million deaths, interest rates will remain at emergency low levels." He did however add that they "remain vigilant."
  6. Maybe we should run a book on how long it'll be before Borisconi brings him back into the Cabinet.
  7. Actually, I worry about that woman's health. A primary symptom of Covid-19 is a complete loss of taste...
  8. Looks awful. After the middle section had fallen, I can't imagine what it must've been like to have been in the right hand section of the building as it tottered for a few seconds... https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1408051917964595202
  9. Headline in News Thump:- "Matt Hancock tipped for Tory leadership after photos emerge of him having an affair."
  10. Britannia Hotels - a company that have raised customer service to a whole new level of pain.
  11. I disagree entirely with Cummings' description of Johnson as being like a shopping trolley. Johnson is NOT like a shopping trolley. After all, you can get more food & drink inside Johnson and he looks better dumped in a canal. Mind you, a shopping trolley does have a mind of its own.
  12. "Possible positive outcomes" This should be a short thread....
  13. Not a new thing. I worked in the NHS in Cornwall in the mid-1980s. Several of the patients I saw in Newquay asking for help with heroin addiction were new arrivals who had moved south for just the reason you mention.
  14. From that article - "In another example, a two-bedroom flat at The Decks, an award-winning design with flammable cladding, sold at auction for £52,000 last year, 62% lower than the price its owners had paid (£134,450) in 2008." Imagine how much it would've sold for if it hadn't won an award.
  15. Well, over 2 years later and they're still trying. After starting at £3,000,000 it went to £2,500,000, then to £2,000,000 for ages, but now... https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/106071209#/ It's re-listed for £2,100,000, presumably raising the price a bit to snare the hordes of wealthy folk who are sure to be flooding into Scarborough to WFH - sat on the patio with a laptop, staring out at the A64 traffic queue and the pylon on the hill...
  16. Incredibly, we've reached the point where, in comparison, Theresa May's administration actually was strong and stable....
  17. Which is yet another depressing thing to add to the ever-growing list of stuff that's got worse in this country.
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