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Everything posted by byron78

  1. You're confusing revenue with production. Not sure if it's deliberate or not. Either way, the UK state oil boom was the 80s. By the time Blair was in power production was largely in private hands. We've actually had another mini boom as well, but obviously a billion now isn't worth anything like a billion was back in the 80s. Thatcher ******ed 100 billion up the wall, in hindsight. Suspect most of that is in our tax havens now.
  2. Yes, of course. BUT, instead of temporary tax cuts and breaks for the City in the 1980s, Thatcher should have invested the North Sea Oil money bonanza (like Norway did). We would have had an energy war chest now, instead of... well... nowt.
  3. They would of course say "Liebour". All the regs that broke it came in under Thatcher and Major though...
  4. Again, I'm not contesting there are global issues. It's still just us with petrol and food shortages somehow though. Do you think incompetent government is the issue setting us apart then? Edit: Are you sure that graphs accurate presently? Shanghai to New York is less than a quarter the price right now. Perhaps it's showing older figures, or perhaps your source for it is playing hard and fast with the truth? https://www.brlogistics.net/us/ship-container-from-china/to-united-states/new-york/
  5. I think most were top half until quite recently. It's not anger at Brexit, either. Tories will cop it. The lack of any sort of planning or basic competence of late isn't going unnoticed. WE HAD FOUR AND A HALF FECKING YEARS TO TRAIN HGV DRIVERS!
  6. Is it? I can't see how it doesn't hold when there's 35 trillion tucked away. Most of what I've looked at (and that's not much, given how much data there is) seems to suggest this isn't "earned" wealth in most instances. I completely agree, businesses should, can, and do lower their taxes. But this is essentially an international criminal and political class above the laws. The lack of transparency is probably a good clue as to the sorts it attracts.
  7. We could. Us Tories promised to do it over a decade ago. We won't, but suspect whoever comes next will.
  8. You have to remember, these idiots are actively licking the boot on their throats. Sadists are going to sadist.
  9. They don't pay tax. That's sort of the point. We pay more as a result.
  10. There are almost a million Bibles worth, data wise. It's ENORMOUS as leaks go. (You'd be better off searching for their family and friends as well, usually.)
  11. Where I'm at. Goon Squad has always existed, mind. And not just here. Every country has a third of people who are more than happy to hear how everything wrong is the fault of foreigners etc. Not rich foreigners, mind. Just the poor powerless ones...
  12. Have you checked out the Pandora Papers yet? Theft is theft seems to be the theme...
  13. And don't forget. It's the woke kids, BLM, and brown people in dinghies that are the real threat. Not the establishment!
  14. Osborne didn't actually put the measures through, though. They (finally) made it into a paper in 2018, but MPs haven't even had the chance to vote on implementing anything yet (Oct 2021).
  15. They bought the company that owned the property tax free because the UK turns a blind eye to our tax havens. It's the system that's corrupt. Hope folk play that (but always nice to watch the Blairs squirm).
  16. Yep, it's an old dodge. The amount of Russian money in our tax havens (and Tory party) the Pandora Papers are revealing today is a bit of a worry as well. 35 trillion in our tax havens? Wow.
  17. Well it doesn't show that shipping container costs have gone up 6X in California like they have here, that's for sure...
  18. Denial is slowly turning into gallows humour for a lot of my old un friends.
  19. This won't help them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58780561
  20. Sort of. It's mostly there to protect the rich now and see off any risk of socialism (or anything else that might pose a threat to the status quo).
  21. Whataboutry. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/oct/01/facebook-posts/no-back-cargo-ships-southern-california-coast-not-/ Seriously... what's the point of that anymore?
  22. If there's a shortage of HGV drivers globally suddenly (??!) how come only Britain is crumbling? That's not an excuse. It's just flagging up how incompetent we are.
  23. I think that's probably fair. You lot simply wouldn't have had what you had without that little Austrian painter bugger! Masses seem to have been convinced to flog it all off and go back to where we were. The reds under the bed fear over here has always been very very high too of course. In general, media usually does a brilliant job of helping keep us Tories in power. I still remember the shock of Churchill losing the election after the war and the UK going full socialism. My family honestly believed we'd be strung up and our land carved up and distributed to Bolsheviks within a few years!
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