Bear in mind that "Countries in a strong fiscal position before the crisis managed to limit their deficits to -2%" - OECD footnote on the page of the graph. Nobel winner Paul Krugman weighs in with "Stimulus spending probably doesn’t pay for itself"
All this against a backdrop of one in five (or two million) British children now live in households where neither parent has a job. "We will lift children out of poverty"
"Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime".
Is there anything that this useless government of no talents hasn't fucked up?
Andrew Neather, a government advisor during the Bliar years, after setting various factions alight with his claim "the deliberate policy of ministers from late 2000 until at least February last year, when the Government introduced a points-based system, was to open up the UK to mass migration [...] I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended - even if this wasn't its main purpose - to rub the Right's nose in diversity" now backtracks, and actually makes sense on the state of immigration and the discussion thereof in UKia:
The Right see plots everywhere and will hyperventilate at the drop of a chapati [...] The Left, however, will immediately accuse anyone who raises immigration as an issue as "playing the race card"
There's still a little disparity between those two articles though, just can't put my finger on it. In any case he is right in that we don't seem to have had any kind of informed, temperate debate on immigration in UKia in the last decade. Any debate that has been had ignores the elephant in the room - under our implementation of recent Eastern Europe accession states we cannot bar entry, and unlike France and Germany impose no bar on access to public funds to immediate arrivals from the EU.
Unlike say, MBW, who for the entire 6 years of her working, aside from the NHS had no recourse to public funds.
On the plus side, for all you man made climate change fetishists, the world is not going to end if it gets a bit warmer.
Only 6 and a bit more months before a General Election.
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