(not satire – it’s George Osborne!)
George Osborne claims he’s halved the UK’s EU bill.
Which is a bit like buying something for £5 and when the cashier gives you gives you change from a £10 note, claiming you’ve just saved yourself a fiver.
Oh well. Never mind George.
Just to cheer you up, here’s something you really have managed to halve:
Bank of England halves forecast of wage growth.
Although to be fair, not everyone in the UK have seen their wages stagnate:
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Mark Catlin said:
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David Blake said:
What is always forgotten is that Local Authorities began cutting back on salaries during the last government in 2006. By 2010, when the Osborne and Alexander Show began, there was very little fat left on well managed Authorities. I am a middle manager in a Local Authority and my wages have been decreasing in value since 2009. I am likely to be made redundant in two or three years time if the austerity measures continue to hit local services hardest. At the age of 50, I will find it very hard to find any employment after that.
Quite apart from checkmyfile.com being a commercial operation and therefore not objective, do you really think this man is a credible source of national economics information?……
George Coburn has a BEd (Hons) degree in Primary Mathematics from Plymouth University, following which he worked as an ICT co-ordinator at St Mary’s CE Junior School, and as a supply teacher in Hampshire. Prior to his degree, George gained valuable financial industry experience at AXA Sunlife and at Britannia Building Society.
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Mervyn Hyde (@mjh0421) said:
David, makes a very valid point, it is all well and good attacking the Tories and I fully support that, but we should also not forget that New Labour are also Neo-Liberal Tories and are going to continue in the same manner as Blair and Brown did, they were as much to blame for the Banking crash as the Banks themselves, you need only read Gordon Brown’s 2006 Mansion house speech to see that Ed Balls as part of his team were promoting those disastrous policies in Europe, and boasting about it to the Bankers, just before the crash brought the world economy to it’s knees.
I want a real Labour Party, New Labour are not Labour.
The people of Scotland are way ahead of the English in wanting real political power to serve people not corporate power. People here really do have to wake up.
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The 11 per cent MPs’ pay rise in 2015
is about the same money as the lost food money to the over 50s
half of whom are within the working poor and 20 per cent poorest,
who have lost state pension payout at 60 from 2013,
and will suffer NIL STATE PENSION FOR LIFE for many
women born from 1953 and men born from 1951
so 100 per cent cut, whilst MPs get an 11 per cent pay rise
A person turning 80 from April 2016 loses the tiny top up to a small basic pension, so that is also a minus cut.
The flat rate pension is the biggest con in political history in the UK
as the bulk of new claimants for what is not a benefit but deferred wages / tax from our youth, not paid by our parents nor will be paid by our grandchildren, will be far less now, which is the lowest state pension of rich nations.
So far the only 2015 manifesto with any hope for the poorest 20 per cent,
is The Greens, who will grant a bettered full state pension,
leaving no-one with nil state pension, when all other parties believe in austerity cuts increasing, which means a danger to the public from starvation.
The Greens’ 2015 manifesto includes a universal Citizen Income for people under retirement age that is about the same as the Bettered State Pension.
The more young people spread the information
that the flat rate pension is more about withering away the state pension and leaving us back in Victorian days of penniless old age forever,
the more austerity myths and dangers will be exposed.
And telling your parents and grandparents by word of mouth would help them to realise how much they are being abandoned.
Mervyn – “I want a real Labour Party, New Labour are not Labour.”
You are absolutely right, but it’s not going to happen outside Scotland, and maybe not there either. Time will tell.
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