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Is Miliband Taking Advice From Patton Solves Deficit Problem By Forgetting About It!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29339581

Labour leader Ed Miliband failed to mention immigration or the deficit in his speech because he forgot.

He was speaking at the party conference in Manchester.

Mr Miliband delivered the speech mainly from memory, without the help of an autocue and using only basic notes.

This is one way to resolve the deficit issue forget about it.

Reminds me of the story about Patton during WWII during the breakout in France, one of his Generals queried what to do about the 60,000 Germans on his flank and what he should do to nullify the threat. Patton's response was along the lines of ignore them, pretend they aren't there.

I mean a £100bn a year deficit and a £1tr debt mountain clearly the best plan to deal with this issue is to forget about it and carry on especially when you are talking about spending more money on the NHS that we don't have.

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Well looking at the current forecast the deficit will come in about the same as last year. It seems to me a realisation that the deficit cannot be significantly reduced with the current political will(the austerity is just to keep the deficit stable).

Then there is the debt (this might be £1.4tn on aaccounting changes I think) but the deficits are still racking up. The next issue is how large can the debt get ? There were a couple of threads on this.

I don't think the BOE can cite the year after year deficits as a financial risk. Everything is fine in the OBR forecasts.

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Well looking at the current forecast the deficit will come in about the same as last year. It seems to me a realisation that the deficit cannot be significantly reduced with the current political will(the austerity is just to keep the deficit stable).

Then there is the debt (this might be £1.4tn on aaccounting changes I think) but the deficits are still racking up. The next issue is how large can the debt get ? There were a couple of threads on this.

I don't think the BOE can cite the year after year deficits as a financial risk. Everything is fine in the OBR forecasts.

How anyone can claim we have austerity in this country while we spend £100bllion-ish we simply do not earn always surprises and infuriates me!

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How anyone can claim we have austerity in this country while we spend £100bllion-ish we simply do not earn always surprises and infuriates me!

Yes apologies I meant to add that austerity to date has just kept head above water! Also the 'easy' cuts have made (low hanging fruit) so the additional cuts and tax rises will become more and more difficult politically atleast.

On the mansion tax BBC fivelive reporters were getting very angry this morning.

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Heard his interview on radio 4 this morning where they asked him why he had not mentioned the deficit.... Usual waffle and batted it away....

Also they highlighted the fact he never mentioned any immigration policy for his next potential Government....

With the rise of UKIP and who are garnering some support from traditional Labour voters does he intent to ignore this?

Wasn't it up there as one of the main things which bothers voters in the current climate?

Has Milliband been sitting in a cupboard for the last couple of years?

Have been watching that Euronews last few days. They are touching on the Greek debt crisis and how the additional tax burdens have now hit the entrepreneurs who are leaving in their droves pushing up unemployment further....

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But what can he say, really? The UK is bankrupt. It has a Third World economy and faces a Third world future. Miliband can't balance the budget any more than Osborne could because to do so will involve turning off the lights forever.

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The Illuminati have put this patsy in charge of Labour. He has been (wrongly) advised to deliver the speech without notes, then goes in for a kiss with his wife, only for her to recoil in horror, like a 12 year old girl at the school disco.

Everything about this man is awkward and wierd.

Only when Labour get a new leader, we will know the Establishment want a change of Government.

(Watch for the Tory sex scandals appearing in the red tops at same time)

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29335450

On the deficit: In the four years since we lost the last election, we have learnt hard, important lessons.

They start with government having to live within its means. If people feel cynical now - and they do - think how much worse it would be if we made false promises.

Friends, there won't be money to spend after the next election. Britain will be spending £75bn on the interest on our debt alone. That's more than the entire budget for our schools.

So as Ed Balls announced yesterday, Labour's plan is based on a tough new approach.

Eliminating the deficit as soon as possible in the next Parliament. Getting the national debt falling. And no proposals for additional borrowing. We will get the deficit down. The next Labour government will deal with our nation's debts.

I can see now why he forgot...

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In business, we are taught to go for the quick wins.

I think in politics it is the same.

The deficit is a nigh on impossible "win" for any party to get.

So focus on the easy emotive issues - NHS, Tax the evil cigarette companies, and the super rich can pay a little too!

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The Conservative leader has been at talks at the UN and before that at a UN global warming conference a couple of days ago.

For sure he'll have been issued with laminates there containing his conference speech for next week along with what to say - plus other policy initiatives for the UK..

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The Conservative leader has been at talks at the UN and before that at a UN global warming conference a couple of days ago.

For sure he'll have been issued with laminates there containing his conference speech for next week along with what to say - plus other policy initiatives for the UK..

Just when you thought you couldn't despise the shameless thug any more than you do already he succeeds in co-ordinating another colonial expedition to the Middle East to coincide with the General Election. Put out more Union flags!

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