Wednesday, Dec 06, 2006

Pre-budget report unveils strong growth for UK

BBC News: Brown hails a strong UK economy

The UK economy is set to grow by 2.75% this year, well above Chancellor Gordon Brown's original prediction.

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1. uncle chris said...

Yeah right - do these politicians actually think that anybody still believes a word they are saying. I'm sorry but we now associate politics with Bliar's tactics or lies, spin and more lies. Long live democracy.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 02:08PM Report Comment

2. denzil said...

So Brown has put up taxes again. Yawn!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 03:19PM Report Comment

3. tyrellcorporation said...

Ahhh but this time he's taxing us for our own good! Bless him...

The British people will just take it though so why not...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006 03:26PM Report Comment

4. paul said...

Well, no-one on the BBC website boards is taking a word of it. Besides, its a prediction - which can be pulled from erm ... anywhere.

I get the impression of a man fiddling while Rome burns, or the central european dictator and his compatriots giving him standing ovations behind tightly locked gates (which are being quietly hacksawed by the protestors on the streets).

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 03:40PM Report Comment

5. Boarder said...

16% extra money created ex-nihilo and All the growth we get is 2.6%?

What's that fishy smell?

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 03:46PM Report Comment

6. Boarder said...

Are our chocolate rations rising?

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 03:55PM Report Comment

7. sirgoogle said...

No excuse for not raising IR then eh !

The economy is obviously strong enough - so stron wecould try say ..... 15% ... why not.

Nothing will make this HPC come so why not just raise rates and let savers have a bit of a go too.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 06:41PM Report Comment

8. Nohpc said...

sirgoogle I know you are half joking but I hope you have the minimal intelligence necessary to realise that a raise in rates of even half what you are suggesting would be idiotic to say the least. Yes, savers may make more money but a lot of people would lose their homes and jobs and Britain woudl be plunged into a recession and a depression. It is not so black and white that it would promote a HPC and you could jump on the property ladder. Try not being so selfish for once and thinking of the whole country rather than your own greedy ambitions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 07:39PM Report Comment

9. Enuii said...

Gordon Brown the man who managed the economy by doing nothing. If we were not sitting in a one party state Grabbin Gordon and Teflon Tony wouldn't be here, what we need are some decent problems in this country as this bunch have had the easiest ride in history. The trouble is we have had nothing in the last 10 years to sort the men from the boys in UK politics, the sooner some of this countries infrastructure packs up for a spell the better, perhaps then Joe Public will realise how bad this bunch really are.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 07:56PM Report Comment

10. denzil said...

Bang on the money Enuii. They are both an absolute disgrace. How a democracy can tolerate Blair and his foolhardy war in Iraq is scandalous. Brown and is golden rule. Golden rule my arse.

And what have they been up against, Iain "Never underestimate the resolve of the quiet man" Duncan-Smith. What a joke!
Remove mass immigration and excess money supply from Brown's economy and there is little to shout about.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 10:25PM Report Comment

11. indiablue19 said...

What ever happened to your line about people being able to withstand interest rises and having been so intelligent to jump on the property market bank wagon? Now all of a sudden that wasn't so smart and they might face ruin? What phase in your anti-HPC arguments did I miss then?

Gordon Brown's prediction for the UK economy? What economy? I thought Gnu Labour's plan for the country was something about a constant blizzard of taxes to fund ever increasing numbers of civil service jobs, all carefully monitored by CCTV cameras and satellite photos. I thought everything else had been outsourced to Calcutta, except the CCTV concession.

What a riot to see two stories back-to-back on the Beeb tonight. The first about "Fuel Poverty" and huge numbers of people who are now unable to pay for heat and the second about Brown putting up the fuel tax. Ever hear the one about the left hand and the right hand?

Thursday, December 7, 2006 12:51AM Report Comment

12. waitingfor hpc said...

I think NoHPC is getting a little worried now.

Thursday, December 7, 2006 09:06AM Report Comment

13. denzil said...

And what about "Education, education education"

Better not educate too highly though Nu-Labour or the masses might just gain a sufficient degree of insight to look straight through your sham of a party.

Sad thing is though the opposition are nothing to get excited about. Smiley bike riding Cameron or the cure for insomnia provided by the Lib Dems, errrr whatsisname Campbell or something.
I'd still vote for Conservatives for the reason that the Labour party are the party of nu-spin and morally and socially they have created more ills for this country than 18 years of tory rule managed to achieve. Labour have sold this country and their own heritage down the river.

Thursday, December 7, 2006 09:07AM Report Comment

14. waitingfor hpc said...

Denzil I agree. I will vote for you start a new party!
Nu Labour - Is the only party I have ever HATED. I can not bear to watch or read the news......sorry.. propoganda any more in the UK.

Thursday, December 7, 2006 09:25AM Report Comment

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