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Guess he's finally noticed that the pound is collapsing and decided to 'talk tough' for a bit.

I thought the people in charge; BOE, govt., and the civil service were supposed to be the brightest and best, thats why they get the jobs. How is it then that almost everything the lowly posters at HPC predict seems to come true, in spite of the bright minds saying the opposite?

People, including you Mark, have been talking about the dangers of a falling GBP and the effect that excessive debt will have on the domestic economy for a while, against the prevailing view of the BOE and the treasury. Now, its happening almost exactly as you guys have been predicting.

I guess the question I'm asking is how do these numbnuts manage to get their job in the first place and how do they get away it?

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I thought the people in charge; BOE, govt., and the civil service were supposed to be the brightest and best, thats why they get the jobs. How is it then that almost everything the lowly posters at HPC predict seems to come true, in spite of the bright minds saying the opposite?

People, including you Mark, have been talking about the dangers of a falling GBP and the effect that excessive debt will have on the domestic economy for a while, against the prevailing view of the BOE and the treasury. Now, its happening almost exactly as you guys have been predicting.

I guess the question I'm asking is how do these numbnuts manage to get their job in the first place and how do they get away it?

Economically I am a dumb ****... but it doesent take a nobel prize winner in economics to see it...

I have thought this myself for months.....

BBC no longer even display the changes int he exchange rates.. just the days figures...

quick.. its not good.. hide it..

Bless them

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I guess the question I'm asking is how do these numbnuts manage to get their job in the first place and how do they get away it?

Mass democracy. It's the only political system which pretty much guarantees that the people in power will be charismatic psychopaths... that does happen in other political systems, but at least if, say, you get a crazy king their relatives will usually bump them off pretty quickly.

If we believe the country should be run by representatives of the people, we'd do much better to just hold a lottery every year for MPs rather than elect them: at least that way you'd get a fair cross-section of skills and mental stability, rather than choosing based on who looks best on TV and offers to give away the most 'free stuff'.

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I guess the question I'm asking is how do these numbnuts manage to get their job in the first place and how do they get away it?

A quotation attributed to Mrs. Thatcher perhaps condenses the reasons "Is he one of us?".

Group dynamics, organisational ethos, perceived convention, fear of ridicule if contrarian, blah, blah, blah.

Of course the World is flat.

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Guess he's finally noticed that the pound is collapsing and decided to 'talk tough' for a bit.

...talks but cannot act without the consent of Gordon's cronies on the MPC... :blink:

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THE BBC IS NOW

Brown Blair Channel

Had you not noticed?

LOST ALL RESPECT FOR THEM - Stick to Sky News - they say it as it is!

TB

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A quotation attributed to Mrs. Thatcher perhaps condenses the reasons "Is he one of us?".

Group dynamics, organisational ethos, perceived convention, fear of ridicule if contrarian, blah, blah, blah.

Of course the World is flat.

Being Scottish seems to help (Blair, Brown, Darling, McCartney, Reid et al)

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I told them about the story on the BBC website - where they ask for stories that "they may have missed". I also asked them why they always report house price rises as being a good thing.

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Being Scottish seems to help (Blair, Brown, Darling, McCartney, Reid et al)

Et al would suggest there's a lot of them. You've mentioned the only ones I think, or is Falconer a Scot? I forget. Des Browne is anyway. And Alexander, fair enough.

Not being Scottish obviously didn't hinder:

Prescott, Hutton, Beckett, Hoon, Hewitt, Hain, Jowell, Armstrong, Clark, Amos, Straw,Benn, Johnson, Kelly,Milliband.

I don't imagine it's a conspiracy. Maybe the Labour party being dominant in Scotland over the Tories for ever has led to more Scots MPs being powerful in the Labour party, and hence getting Cabinet positions?

Or was the race/nationalism card any easy one to play?

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THE BBC IS NOW

Brown Blair Channel

Had you not noticed?

LOST ALL RESPECT FOR THEM - Stick to Sky News - they say it as it is!

TB

I agree to a certain extent TB.

There is still some glimmer of hope at the BBC. Newsnight is still good and Paxman seems to be getting even more crotchety as he gets older. That's about it though, the rest is pants. Has anyone ever managed to watch breakfast News - shocking.

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Or was the race/nationalism card any easy one to play?

Personally I'm waiting for the Scots in government to give us an English Parliament: after all, if Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have them, why shouldn't we?

(P.S. I have Scottish, Irish and English ancestors, I just dislike the apparent desire to treat the English as second-class citizens).

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Mass democracy. It's the only political system which pretty much guarantees that the people in power will be charismatic psychopaths... that does happen in other political systems, but at least if, say, you get a crazy king their relatives will usually bump them off pretty quickly.

If we believe the country should be run by representatives of the people, we'd do much better to just hold a lottery every year for MPs rather than elect them: at least that way you'd get a fair cross-section of skills and mental stability, rather than choosing based on who looks best on TV and offers to give away the most 'free stuff'.

Couldn`t agree with you more on this Mark, In actually wanting to be in such a position of power reveals a lot, was there not an article a year back in the Guardian where Blair was in fact branded a dangerous psycopath?

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I always liked Douglas Adam's plan in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy': no-one who wanted to be President of the Galaxy was allowed to be since they were obviously the wrong person to have in that position.

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I always liked Douglas Adam's plan in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy': no-one who wanted to be President of the Galaxy was allowed to be since they were obviously the wrong person to have in that position.

Now this might be my memory playing tricks but I'm sure I have heard of past, possibly tribal, societies where they selected a king or leader for a fixed time and at the end of that tenure put said person to death.

In other words, you get that joy of power but at a large personal cost, with presumably, no point in amassing personal wealth.

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If I remember correctly, the ancient Britons are thought to have killed their kings after seven years or so, and then picked another. Certainly beats the post-PM lecture tour circuit...

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Has anyone ever managed to watch breakfast News - shocking.

Bill Turnbull's got bees you know........and I suspect if one were to bite him on his a@rse it may even improve his pasodoble walk.gif

The BBC's becoming a total joke...... Turnbull is nothing more than a vacuous sycophant of the Establishment

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Yep, well the BBC have got a story running, but "softly softly" would be the order of the day.

Probably until the BBC numpties offload their BTL portfolios, at which time "INTEREST RATES ARE GOING TO HIT 10% IN 6 MONTHS", "50% OF POPULATION TO BECOME BANKRUPT BY 2007" will be the top stories every day. :lol:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4466384.stm

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Yep, well the BBC have got a story running, but "softly softly" would be the order of the day.

Probably until the BBC numpties offload their BTL portfolios, at which time "INTEREST RATES ARE GOING TO HIT 10% IN 6 MONTHS", "50% OF POPULATION TO BECOME BANKRUPT BY 2007" will be the top stories every day. :lol:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4466384.stm

Yep my thoughts too!!

Also, if you live at home with wealthy parents, turn that heating up, switch the gas hobs on (ignited of course ;) )

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THE BBC IS NOW

Brown Blair Channel

Had you not noticed?

LOST ALL RESPECT FOR THEM - Stick to Sky News - they say it as it is!

TB

oh dear. you do realise that SKY is owned by Murdoch who is a very good friend of Blair.,

the sister channel FOX is the most biased pro-war news channel in America.

Labour promised to contact Murdoch before they made any changes to their Eu policy

a few years ago.

you cannot really believe SKY is fair and balanced ?

its coverage of the war in Iraq is the most biased drivel imaginable (only the BBC are more

biased according to academics from Glasgow uni. )

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Et al would suggest there's a lot of them. You've mentioned the only ones I think, or is Falconer a Scot? I forget. Des Browne is anyway. And Alexander, fair enough.

Not being Scottish obviously didn't hinder:

Prescott, Hutton, Beckett, Hoon, Hewitt, Hain, Jowell, Armstrong, Clark, Amos, Straw,Benn, Johnson, Kelly,Milliband.

I don't imagine it's a conspiracy. Maybe the Labour party being dominant in Scotland over the Tories for ever has led to more Scots MPs being powerful in the Labour party, and hence getting Cabinet positions?

Or was the race/nationalism card any easy one to play?

True. Not everyone in government is a Scot-not sure I was saying that-but they are massively disproportionately represented at the top and in parliament overall Scots MPs also vote on purely English matters (eg Education, dealt with in Scotland by the Scottish executive).

Playing the race card? A very cheap shot. Scotland broadly leeches off the rest of the country, particularly Southern England but dominates the socialist political elite. What I would like is real devolution for Scotland and England and NI and Wales (big walls and passport controls) and let them sink or swim without England.

Would we have a Labour government without Scotland?

S.

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True. Not everyone in government is a Scot-not sure I was saying that-but they are massively disproportionately represented at the top and in parliament overall Scots MPs also vote on purely English matters (eg Education, dealt with in Scotland by the Scottish executive).

Playing the race card? A very cheap shot. Scotland broadly leeches off the rest of the country, particularly Southern England but dominates the socialist political elite. What I would like is real devolution for Scotland and England and NI and Wales (big walls and passport controls) and let them sink or swim without England.

Would we have a Labour government without Scotland?

S.

Yep. I would like to see these national assemblies have there own tax raising powers and control of their expenditure, without subsidy from London. The West Lothian question has serious consequences for our democracy ( English democracy that is ). While I would like to keep the union, I feel we do get a bad deal from the present arrangement, but I cant see it happening, are the Scottish, Welsh and NI politicians kill of their cash cow, even though they might moan about centralised govt.

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