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9 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stamp duty cut welcome... · 0 replies · +1 points

Is Sunak allergic to money?

Are we really this certain that Keynesian economics is water tight?

What could possibly go wrong?

I would strongly recommend any company to issue its own weight in junk bonds in order to pursue a gigantic program of equity buybacks.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Conservative Party... · 0 replies · +1 points

What's on the agenda?

I'm bored rigid of hearing about endless damage limitation schemes.
Climate control, China, replacement trade deals, Trump, COVID, statues, blah blah blah.

I honestly wonder if leadership is even a variable in these numerous crisis matters as we just defer power to experts and advisers (who by the way, have been demonstrably clueless throughout Brexit and COVID).

What tangible things are going to happen in 2021 to make the UK more entrepreneurial and economically agile? Because, correct me if I am wrong, I think that is the vision isn't it?

We shouldn't aspire to have the world largest economy, but why can't we have the highest per capita income? or the highest wealth density? We don't want a big ugly economy, we want a razor sharp one.

How do we promote an "animal spirits" culture without sounding like a 1980's Chicago professor?

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Patel - Liverpo... · 1 reply · +1 points

We all end up dead.

It’s what you achieve in the middle bit that counts.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Patel - Liverpo... · 3 replies · +1 points

Pointlessly obnoxious commentary from Patel. Exhibiting zero leadership potential or ability to bring about an actual solution or modified behaviour.

Better to say to the Liverpool fans...

“well done, you have had your fun. Now let’s beat the pandemic.”

Instead she has illustrated her lack of life experience as a part of a community or partisan identity. Which puts her at odds with about 90% of Brits outside London and therefore 88% of all Brits.

Of course she isn’t looking to solve the gatherings in Liverpool, these comments are nothing but virtue signalling to other careerists inside Westminster. Which I think is a really weird and narrow way to go about a political career.

Ministers should try to be much more Napoleonic and much less like Caligula.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The NHS App. What’s ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I doubt the scenario you have invented is true.

Contractors are usually working at a loss until the final payment is made.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The NHS App. What’s ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I’m not even sure why the government would want to own such an app?

Much better to use a private company and if it gets hacked or breaks (which is quite likely) you can blame them, fire them, sue them.

Simply structure the contract so they get paid for successful outcomes.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The NHS App. What’s ... · 4 replies · +1 points

The failure was obvious as soon as it became clear that we were not going to build the simplest most minimalist version possible.

South Korea succeeded because ‘time to deployment” is a thing.

Ours will be an expensive flop that isn’t finished until long after it’s needed because we are instead obsessed with “making it better than everyone else’s version” in order to satisfy the chip on our shoulder.

It’s not worth spending an entire month making the distance measurement a bit more accurate. By then we don’t need the bloody thing.

Predictably a disaster.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Pridham: The SNP m... · 1 reply · +1 points

That is a silly and naive use of the word “never”.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Pridham: The SNP m... · 6 replies · +1 points

The SNP would be comfortable in a Labour coalition. In fact that is the long term strategy of the SNP, as it's their only route to Indy ref 2.0.

Not sure why the auther is so dismissive of that reality?

Therefore Labour only really need to gain about 85 rather than 123. Even less if they have some kind of rainbow Green + Lib Dem coalition.

I also think English voters are now much more comfortable with a devolving Scotland than they were just a few years ago. In practice how different would it actually be? The new border probably wouldn't be a hard border as we don't even have a hard border with Ireland.

After Brexit border stuff is all a lot less scary than it was a few years ago.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - No, Prime Minister. Ov... · 1 reply · +1 points

British foreign aid seems to be very focused around the Indian Ocean.
7 of the 10 largest recipients have a coastline on the Indian Ocean.


Is this mainly a soft tool for the UK to buy access for our commodity rich FTSE 100 companies?

Why are we chopping and changing this now?
Is it because we are making a strategic change of direction away from the carbon economy?

If so... to what exactly?

British pension funds need to know.