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I've never read so much rubbish in all my life...

Boris pledges billions to get Britain booming: PM says we'll 'bounce forward' with massive revival plan after coronavirus crisis... and proves he's 'full of beans' by doing press-ups on the No 10 carpet (and he's helping Carrie with the nappies)


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466783/Boris-pledges-billions-Britain-booming-says-bounce-forward-huge-revival-plan.html

The Daily Mail are slavishly supporting Boris: 'Boris Billions For Britain'. No mention of where these billions are coming from or critical analysis on the state the UK economy ! 

No.  They just worship a deranged cult of Boris Johnson.

Interestingly from their headline the Daily Mail are basically supporting a central Socialist command/control economy where the leader dictates a plan and allocates resources accordingly.

Rather ironic isn't it?  They claim to be on the Right!

We're truly fecked. the media are all in for Boris and believe he is the saviour.  Unbelievable...

 

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7 minutes ago, Warlord said:

I've never read so much rubbish in all my life...

Boris pledges billions to get Britain booming: PM says we'll 'bounce forward' with massive revival plan after coronavirus crisis... and proves he's 'full of beans' by doing press-ups on the No 10 carpet (and he's helping Carrie with the nappies)


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466783/Boris-pledges-billions-Britain-booming-says-bounce-forward-huge-revival-plan.html

The Daily Mail are slavishly supporting Boris: 'Boris Billions For Britain'. No mention of where these billions are coming from or critical analysis on the state the UK economy ! 

No.  They just worship a deranged cult of Boris Johnson.

Interestingly from their headline the Daily Mail are basically supporting a central Socialist command/control economy where the leader dictates a plan and allocates resources accordingly.

Rather ironic isn't it?  They claim to be on the Right!

We're truly fecked. the media are all in for Boris and believe he is the saviour.  Unbelievable...

 

Brexit is our saviour.

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3 minutes ago, Bruce Banner said:

Look to 1930s Germany for precedent.

Yeah the leader being glorified it reminds me of many regimes around the world (like North Korea). I don think Boris is evil per se but he definitely enjoys a press release, an announcement and a photo opp  but what does it actually mean? Why aren't he Daily Mail savaging the government over the record borrowing and collapse in GDP? I They're not doing their job! 

 

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The Covid crisis has put steroids into it, but these were always the features of this government that the British public voted in. 

I agree plenty of similarities with 1930s Germany. A leader the establishment and  media had reservations with, but helped so as  to avoid what they perceived as a greater radical left wing threat. Nationalism (Brexit) or quasi nationalism (WW2 mythology during lockdown) to unite and manipulate a  dissatisfied population. A government without specific economic ideology itself, but happy to spend big on infrastructure for political gain. A brutal purge of political opposition within the ranks (the tory remain/one nation rump) Contempt for following political convention( shutting Parliament, taking away treasury independence, ignoring calls for resignations). A supine and compliant press. 

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1 minute ago, captainb said:

Is this the news that the daily mail is politically biased towards the right wing?

Hold the press!

Next we will find out that the Mirror publishes claptrap praising whoever is the labour leader - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/meet-jeremy-corbyns-family-labour-21023287 

Boris is not right wing he's a socialist who promises to spend other peoples money (ours) 

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5 minutes ago, captainb said:

Is this the news that the daily mail is politically biased towards the right wing?

Hold the press!

Next we will find out that the Mirror publishes claptrap praising whoever is the labour leader - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/meet-jeremy-corbyns-family-labour-21023287 

If the Mail were truly a paper with a conservatie stance they would be hammering Boris and the chancellor for the mess the economy is in and the record levels of borrowing going on.

Why aren't they doing their job ?  You have to ask. Something is going on here. Th Mail have given up all pretence of journalism for access to the leader in order to run stupid tabloid style stories.

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7 minutes ago, Warlord said:

If the Mail were truly a paper with a conservatie stance they would be hammering Boris and the chancellor for the mess the economy is in and the record levels of borrowing going on.

Why aren't they doing their job ?  You have to ask. Something is going on here. Th Mail have given up all pretence of journalism for access to the leader in order to run stupid tabloid style stories.

So they should push not to borrow at this time?

I am not a massive fan per-se of big government but given the choice was made to go into lockdown (thus telling millions of employers to shut) borrowing to ease out the gap was the only logical solution. 

The herd immunity of let everyone trade without lockdown would not have required such levels of borrowing but was politically unsustainable. Are you saying they should have gone down that route?

Lockdown, cure worse that disease etc?

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2 minutes ago, captainb said:

So they should push not to borrow at this time?

 

Straw man.

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I wouldn't have locked down the economy.  Besides Boris and the gov't were running a deficit and borrowing billions a year before corona, they just took it to a whole new level with their furlough scheme

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46 minutes ago, Warlord said:

Interestingly from their headline the Daily Mail are basically supporting a central Socialist command/control economy 

Rather ironic isn't it?  They claim to be on the Right!

We're truly fecked. the media are all in for Boris and believe he is the saviour.  Unbelievable...

 

You’re behind the times. Last year they appointed the Mail on Sunday editor to Daily Mail. He’s the most Leftie Remainer on Fleet St.

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Just now, Si1 said:

Straw man.

If the point of view is the daily mail pointlessly supports the conservatives and the mirror pointlessly supports labour. there is no comment to be made. That is blindingly obvious.

The comment of they should be pushing not to borrow at this time draws a comment.

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Just now, Killer Bunny said:

You’re behind the times. Last year they appointed the Mail on Sunday editor to Daily Mail. He’s the most Leftie Remainer on Fleet St.

I'm never going to buy it again.  It's absolute trash. The real journalists if they exist on the Mail must be embarrassed  by today's offering. 

They should quit in protest!

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40 minutes ago, Warlord said:

Why aren't he Daily Mail savaging the government over the record borrowing and collapse in GDP? I They're not doing their job! 

 

Oh yes they are.  WTH do you believe their job to be?

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2 minutes ago, Warlord said:

I'm never going to buy it again.  It's absolute trash. The real journalists if they exist on the Mail must be embarrassed  by today's offering. 

They should quit in protest!

They are journalists. They are not there to spread news. 
Yes. That’s the point.

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As I have previously said on these virtual pages, the country is on a full south-American path. 
Europe is ******ed, and Britain is as always leading the group. 

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4 minutes ago, Killer Bunny said:

They are journalists. They are not there to spread news. 
Yes. That’s the point.

Well... I think KNOW what their job is. The y should be telling he truth about the state of the country and demanding a balanced budget an end to government meddling/ZIRP etc.

 

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To be honest the telegraph are worse than the mail in their cheerleading of Johnson, especially as they are meant to be a serious broadsheet. 

Anyone with strongly held free market economic beliefs, or even belief in fiscal responsibility, is going to be very disappointed. But this was always coming, with or without covid. It was  why Boris was voted in, why Sunak was made chancellor and the treasury filled with stooges before this crisis started. Most if the right wing press are already supporting this, as are the right wing think tanks in public. 

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2 minutes ago, Warlord said:

Well... I think KNOW what their job is. The y should be telling he truth about the state of the country and demanding a balanced budget an end to government meddling/ZIRP etc.

 

Should be!!!??? I should be a billionaire. F should be.

Should be is the font of academics’ nonsense. IIWII and start getting used to it.

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2 minutes ago, blackhole said:

Don't know about you guys, but you could literally replace "Boris" with "Corbyn" right now, and not tell the difference...

Of course. Welcome to the real world.

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3 minutes ago, nothernsoul said:

To be honest the telegraph are worse than the mail in their cheerleading of Johnson, especially as they are meant to be a serious broadsheet. 

Anyone with strongly held free market economic beliefs, or even belief in fiscal responsibility, is going to be very disappointed. But this was always coming, with or without covid. It was  why Boris was voted in, why Sunak was made chancellor and the treasury filled with stooges before this crisis started. Most if the right wing press are already supporting this, as are the right wing think tanks in public. 

Great post. They big up Boris like he's the second coming of Thatcher.  He's no Thatcher he's  a fraud!

 

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42 minutes ago, Warlord said:

Boris is not right wing he's a socialist who promises to spend other peoples money (ours) 

Exactly, that is why despite traditionally being a Liberal leaning Tory and Soft Capitalist myself, I absolutely hate and detest Boris.

Basically he is Corbyn but with the Mail on his side. 

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