Saturday, June 7, 2008

Not houseprices but a good labour bashing

Reasons to be cheerful? Well, at least the sun shone yesterday

Newspapers are often accused of being wilfully alarmist in order to boost circulation. Destruction and disaster are more appealing to readers than jolly tales about jumble sales, so we churn out the former and spike the latter. That, at least, is the allegation

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11 thoughts on “Not houseprices but a good labour bashing

  • japanese uncle says:

    Fairly speaking, Telegraph’s performance has been the best in reporting on the true state of economic affairs for the past 12 months. I recently made it a rule to buy Sunday Telegraph every week.

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  • waitingfor hpc says:

    JU – I agree 100%
    This article made me smile – to the point. Those who voted Labour now pay the price!

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  • holding out says:

    The frustating thing is that we have nulabour mark II waiting in the wings to take over the reins.

    Despite the government being in the trouble it is the opposition is basically promising to be much the same as the previous bunch but better at it, of course they won’t be they’ll be much the same.

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  • japanese uncle says:

    David Cameron and David Karloff are the same breed, reporting to the same master. The former is a bit better looking than the latter. (The latter’s artificial and gothic smile never fails to fill me with horror and literally makes me feel sick to be honest.) That’s all.

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  • The article summarises perfectly why I hate Gordon Brown and his pathetic excuse of a political party. The press are at last starting to see that as a country we are starting to reap what Gordon Brown had sown. For all the Conservative woes – and there were many, the social fabric of this country did not breakdown as dramatically as it has in the last ten years.

    Brown’s so short on ideas that the only ideas he comes up with actually stretch no further than the end of the current fiscal year.

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  • Like most new Governments who have been out of power for a long time, Labour started well with lots of fresh ideas lacking ideology – BoE independence anyone? Also like most Governments they started to lose their way after five or six years.

    I find this regular cycle quite comforting. We can be sure that Labour will be voted out at the next election and the new brooms will come in. No doubt I will be equally happy with them for five or six years too.

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  • notaneconomicsguru says:

    5. Denzil. If you believe that the social fabric did not break down in the Tory years I guess you must too young to remember. Please go read some history.

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  • japanese uncle says:

    Who ensures that the ‘independent’ central bank will make reasonable decision that benefits the society as a whole, not the very small segment of it? Without such reassurance, such ‘independence’ is more dangerous than useless. I would rather have central banks (that are in fact under the control of the powerful private financiers) scrapped, and its authority taken over by the treasury of each government which albeit indirectly, reflects the vox populi.

    Please don’t tell me academic conscience of the policy makers within central banks guarantees that such independence works towards the good of the public.

    Recent lunatic behaviour of the FRB in particular perfectly endorses my case.

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  • notaneconomicsguru says:

    8. JU. Ahh! the Treasury the so called ‘Ministry for Winning Elections’. You really think that in that system there would be less control by the small poweful elite? Nope the strings are still there and the masters are just as adept at pulling them.

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  • . If you believe that the social fabric did not break down in the Tory years I guess you must too young to remember

    Indeed.

    So one might ask, what has been the ever present social corrosive that has spanned the Tory/ New Labour administrations?

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  • notaneconomicsguru or reader of a sentence said:

    “Denzil. If you believe that the social fabric did not break down in the Tory years I guess you must too young to remember. Please go read some history.”

    Seeing as you didn’t read what I said, here it is again;
    “the social fabric of this country did not breakdown as dramatically as it has in the last ten years. ”

    Please go learn to read more carefully………
    The above sentence does not imply that the social fabric did not break down under the tories it implies that it has been far more dramatic under Labour. I think only fools would deny that.

    Get it?

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