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Darling budget day today but you have to suspect it will be Brown in colour for all those idiots that continue to work hard for a living (alas self included)

Of course when we had Mr Brown in office he was so superb at taking a surfeit of 20b down to a negative return PA of 50b that it was never due to the world uplift in finance and only due to his brilliant fiscal management? We can now expect “world recession” to be mentioned several times in dear Darlings speech

We would be better off if Darling made a very brief “we cannot manage money” speach


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The economy is in better shape now than at any time in the 80's and early 90's FACT.

Steady and stable, rather then boom and bust.....

which would you prefer pabird...


personally, I'd like to see the wealthier earners hit harder, ie...those fat cat bosses, of major corporations

also those non doms, and high flyers sending all their wealth abroad, to avoid paying UK tax...Oi Darling, NO !!

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There maybe a few pensioners who have violent disagreement reference the economy now and 1997? fixed income risen by less than half (in % terms) of the rise in council tax etc, fuel bills, travel and food have gone through their financial roof.

This mob have wasted the best incoming government funds
available situation of any incoming governemnt since WW11

Ps what happened to NHS dentistry? What happened to 100% loss of border controls? What happened to billions spent on an illegal war? What happened to billions wasted in mismanagment of the NHS?

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The problem for any government, is the sheer number of pensioners

People of the UK are living longer and more active lives once the retire, and there are more of them.

Going to war was a bad decision, I would not agree we have 100% loss of border controls..we are in Europe, and anyone from outside Europe is subject to checks, unless they enter illegally.

Money is being wasted in the NHS, as has been the case for 60 years. Subjecting it to market forces was a bad Tory idea, continued by New Labour...

Sadly the root of the current rise in prices can be found in the 1980's obsession for material goods, and a better standard of living in the Western world...Greed was good then, and there was no such thing as society...now we are seeing the consequences.

I blame the lazy, incompetant, get rich quick Governments of the 80's....

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Ten years and you only blame your people, they cannot take the credit when India and China are spending for fun and forcing the world economic scene in to high currency low inflation status and then blame world affairs when the inevitable slow down happens.
Good financial management determines you save for rainy days when the sun is shining where as your mob not only spent all the good time money but borrowed big time in a duel action
Border controls? You are correct to poo poo the discussion as your mob have removed border controls, check today’s news for the nine illegal’s arrested in Cambridge and put on a train to Croyden

Last year in London councils reported that 10,000 council homes had been given to immigrants, are you suggesting this is part of a great Labour Government plan? No they have lost all sense of security at the borders.
Have a look at their 40,000 suggested incoming east European immigrant forecast and the eventual 500,000 plus actuality.

Brown/Darling are not soaking the rich they are soaking the hard working earners


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Pensioners living longer
Very true but there are issues to consider:

1. They have made 40-50 years of contributions
2. If we can pay civil servants a final salary pension and retire at sixty (gilt edged index linked pension) then we have plenty of cash to spare
3. If it has morale value to make it a legal issue that 18 year olds gain a minimum wage then the same morale issues persist in making the basic pension equal to the same minimum wage.

What would carry the greatest conviction would be MPs agreement to live on the basic pension when they retired? More chance of getting S-H-ONE-T from a rocking horse.


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