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I said that in part; my point is that people are booing a guy for supposedly imposing austerity on us all, ho ho ho. It's depressing how short term and indulgent the British are being; in fact, it's frightening.

Labour in next, then we can see how things go as the depression deepens. The Tories will get blamed for not borrowing enough!

I'm now at the point where any bad news for Britain is good news for humanity. I want them to really mess this up so Britain is never again in a position to trade arms or invade other countries. Let's bury this baby so deep you have to find it in the index of history books in 100 years time.

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Not nice and to cheer Gordon Brown instead WTF is all that about? Although perhaps we shouldn't be too hard on the spectators as they probably have some kind of brain injury, why else cheer Brown? :blink:

cos of all the free no conditions required money GB hosed at anyone with a cause

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It does seem unfair to boo Osborne for the huge deficit left by the last government.

However I suspect the boos were because the government has tried to tighten up on disablity benefits. And to be honest it does seem vindictive to try and force disabled folk to look for work when there aren't any jobs for the rest of us.

The govt. could have made real cuts on taking office - why not just abolish housing benefit (but allow easier moving to low-rent areas and adjust other safety-nets)? Or force all multinationals operating in the UK to pay a minimum amount of tax or they can't get a licence to operate here - even if it means stopping Amazon. Stopping someone with cancer or missing limbs from getting their disability benefits seem very harsh and unfair, even if we are in a financial crisis.

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Poor old Osborne.

No doubt he is rubbish but he was dealt a losing hand from the start.

He and his Party claimed that they could sort it at the last election, and this party has winged longer than any other in living memory about their predecessor. Perhaps the few were cheering the Brown because of his disability which some of you take the p*ss or even for keeping us out the Euro. The only success the government has had for me is proving they are not fit to govern as I predicted two Mays ago. In fact they can't even do it with the help of the another party. So we have three incompetent political parties who help make us the laughing stock of the world. And what hope is there for us? A reshuffle of sh*te with a prospect of "just don't get it Right"

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They're booing because ALL he's done is make a few cuts.

Hundreds of years of in-breeding and millions in school fees later and there is no big idea, and probably not even a small one, behind the current government.

A little shuffle here, a little cut here, a little stealthy privatisation there, but no underlying coherent plan. The country is slowly sinking into the mire and they're doing the Sun crossword.

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Amongst the population people with good jobs; like the kind of people who can pay for tickets to events for their family.. about 90% work for the government.

Its the reason socialism is so unstoppable in western Europe right now. When nearly everyone with a good job works for the government, they support the most pro-big government party. And try as they might, the Tories are always out spent by Labour.

The game only ends when the state runs out of cash.

Got to agree what is really pathetic about the Tories is they are never going to win the government vote anyway. So they might as well have cut. They chose the passive position of letting the government run all over them.

The gravy train where whole swathes of civil servants earn around £18k pa?

There are three main reasons why public sector salaries are slightly higher on average:

All the very low paid public sector workers' roles, like cleaners, caterers and security, were privatised

The remaining public sector workers tend to have more highly skilled and/or graduate roles.

there's a much more equal salary distribution in the public sector. Fat cats get nothing like their private sector equivalents.

If what you say is true, then why are regions with low proportions of public sector workers (home counties) much more affluent than those where the public sector's the main employer (NE, NI, parts of Wales?)

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The remaining public sector workers tend to have more highly skilled and/or graduate roles.

ha!

so that doesn't include you then with the following reverse logic:

If what you say is true, then why are regions with low proportions of public sector workers (home counties) much more affluent than those where the public sector's the main employer (NE, NI, parts of Wales?)

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the main msitake osbourne made was not seeing the train coming when the warnings were there.he did nothing and is as guilty as brown.all our politicans with the odd exception were all too happy with HPI and bountiful bonus payouts in the city with the odd exception

Yep all sat on fence, kept quiet and took the money. I really can't recall any who made any real noise over what was happening. All totally useless.

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The gravy train where whole swathes of civil servants earn around £18k pa?

There are three main reasons why public sector salaries are slightly higher on average:

All the very low paid public sector workers' roles, like cleaners, caterers and security, were privatised

The remaining public sector workers tend to have more highly skilled and/or graduate roles.

there's a much more equal salary distribution in the public sector. Fat cats get nothing like their private sector equivalents.

If what you say is true, then why are regions with low proportions of public sector workers (home counties) much more affluent than those where the public sector's the main employer (NE, NI, parts of Wales?)

Because the areas in the North had there main work decimated by people living in the home counties, the mines shut, the steelworks shut, the dockyards shut and got replaced with sod all as everything started to revolve around the City. Rather than everyone living in London public sector work was created to stop revolution. Liverpool was full of work when the docks where buzzing and slowly that declined and the private sector failed to generate the new work needed, you can only have one major parasite in the country and that's the City helping to bleed everyone dry.

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Because the areas in the North had there main work decimated by people living in the home counties, the mines shut, the steelworks shut, the dockyards shut and got replaced with sod all as everything started to revolve around the City. Rather than everyone living in London public sector work was created to stop revolution. Liverpool was full of work when the docks where buzzing and slowly that declined and the private sector failed to generate the new work needed, you can only have one major parasite in the country and that's the City helping to bleed everyone dry.

the port of Liverpool carries more tonnage and value of goods than ever before - it's just that it is automated

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Nah, it could have been done, but it would have had to be done as soon as they gained power, before the government class could solidify against them. Day one, 25% of government employees laid off, buildings and equipment sold ASAP... the rest would soon realise their jobs were safe so long as they went along, and even if they tried to get the others back, there'd be nowhere for them to work and nothing for them to work with.

Which would have required politicians with balls, unlike Camoron and co.

Day ONE?

it takes them a week to decide who gets the chairs around the ministerial table.

In this case, they had to negotiate with the other party too....

there was no plan in place before the day, there never is...other than how to stay there more than a year.

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Vince Cable

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Cable#Global_financial_crisis

Cable is credited by some with prescience of the global financial crisis of 2007–2010. In November 2003, Cable asked Gordon Brown, then Chancellor, "Is not the brutal truth that ... the growth of the British economy is sustained by consumer spending pinned against record levels of personal debt, which is secured, if at all, against house prices that the Bank of England describes as well above equilibrium level?" Brown replied, "As the Bank of England said yesterday, consumer spending is returning to trend. The Governor said, 'there is no indication that the scale of debt problems have ... risen markedly in the last five years.' He also said that the fraction of household income used up in debt service is lower than it was then."

So one out of 650? Although I would say that Cable lacked the flair to take this to the next level, but then again the press may not have been too interested in this story as it's clearly a bit negative.

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If the paralympic team gb are assessed as fit for work then benefits will be cut and they will be required to work. This will impact on training time for the next paralympics in four years time. No wonder all their friends and relatives booed.

This single incident sums up the nonesense paralympics for me . It purely a leftie PC event.

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