THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

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They’re blaming the Russians, they’re blaming the war

They blame the pandemic we suffered before

They’re blaming Liz Truss who’s been shown the door

But no-one dare blame for this gloom

The elephant in the room.

 

They say the supply of labour’s too few

They’re blaming the energy companies too

They’re blaming inflation – well that’s nothing new

But no-one dare blame for this gloom

The elephant in the room.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sun 27th Nov 2022 20:01

With regard to all things Brexity, my rule of thumb must be:
"Contempt for the conmen, compassion for the conned".

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John Coopey

Sun 27th Nov 2022 18:20

And don’t forget those halcyon days of empire, MC, when 1/3 of the world map was coloured pink.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 27th Nov 2022 15:37

As a "leave" voter, being considered a numpty by a socialist (no
borders view?) is something I can live with. The basic reason
had to be the impertinent presumption that "here today, gone
tomorrow" inhabitants of the Mother of Parliaments thought
they had the right to put the primacy of that ancient institutiion
in the hands of others beyond these shores. without a mandate
from the people in pre-Brexit activities. Farage recognised
this - then and now. As for "gullibility", sadly, it can readily be
argued that it was the result of misplaced original trust.
Fool me once, shame on you - Fool me twice, shame on me.
Now, what about returning that hundred billion (late estimate)
allocated for the destructive Martini drining time London rail link to the nation's coffers to help the economy?

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Nov 2022 16:57

Au contraire, mon repos. I don’t hold Nigel Farage to blame - he knew exactly what he was doing. I hold the numpties who voted for Leave, despite the warning of expert opinion and who now cannot back down and admit their mistake for fear of showing themselves as gullible.
And I shall continue to enjoy their discomfort for many years yet.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 26th Nov 2022 16:23

JC - I have to give you credit for unfailingly locating the least
flattering picture of your intended target. 😊

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Nov 2022 10:45

If I remember reading rightly, Kevin, the OBR quantified on decreased trade the effect of Brexit as 4%. It isn’t the sole cause of the recession obviously, but it is a part. But politicians “dare not speak its name”.
And thanks for the Like, Adam.

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kJ Walker

Sat 26th Nov 2022 08:12

There is no doubt that Brexit, among other policies brought in by Boris et alia who have followed has caused the situation we are now in.

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Nov 2022 07:51

A somewhat unique take on the country’s economics, MC.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 25th Nov 2022 22:08

If the contemporary Conservative and Unionist Party was still
the Party of long ago (national interest and famous financial
probity), it is doubtful the this financial situation would exist.
Budgeting scores of billions on an unnecessary rail link to save
the time it takes to drink a Martini when locking the country
down is hardly fiscal probity. As for Hunt, he is the elephant
in the room, a "placed man" for wider global interests that saw
no profit for its aims with the Truss plan for national financial
growth over a longer term. Note Hunt's observation that we need more immigrant labour - to do what in an increasingly
automated workplace, except undercut what is being paid to
our own workforce and increase the profit margins of global
interests in business that see purely national concerns as
obstacles.

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Nov 2022 20:53

Indeed, Rose.

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Rose Casserley

Fri 25th Nov 2022 18:48

Apart from the fact that he looks the spit of Toad from Wind in the Willows I LOVE scare mongering Nige 👍

as to the lazy sods-give em a bleeding brush n binbags and get em to clean the fast food crap wrappers that those who don't have that shite delivered have left there in the first place dump on our streets along with syringes, laughing gas canisters, beer cans. bottles etc etc etc-after they've finished anti-socialising that is-GRRRRRR!!!!



Rose 👎👎👎

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Nov 2022 16:33

Thanks for your comments, guys.
You don’t think Brexit (whisper it soft) contributes, Graham? Certainly Jeremy Hunt said as much, the OBR thinks so as does the IFS. And it’s worth noting that both you and I are recipients of state benefits, as are my in-laws, aged 91 and 90. The idle bastards.
I was indeed, Telboy. Never forget the old socialist maxim - “ by hand and brain”. And I used my brain to pinch money.
And thanks for the Like, Aisha.

Telboy

Fri 25th Nov 2022 16:23

And too many people doing well paid non-jobs.

John, by your own admission, you were one of these methinks?

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 25th Nov 2022 15:49

Sooner or later the people of the UK will have to come to terms with the fact that there are just too many lazy sods in this country who can't be asked to work for a living. Is the a big enough elephant for you?

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 25th Nov 2022 15:44

Quite right, John. We should take Nigel to tusk..... (Perhaps Donald - remember him?)

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Nov 2022 12:43

Stop making me laugh, Uilleam. I’ve got a cracked lip.
And thanks for the Likes, Frederick and Greg.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Fri 25th Nov 2022 12:30

No no no, you just don't understand.

That's PROJECT FEAR!
It's at the root of the UK's troubles.

That elephant's in the room because the UK is full up and it has nowhere else to go!
If only old people would just do away and die and stop being a burden on the NHS, then elephants would have somewhere else to go, and they could graze the sunlit uplands along with the Unicorns!
PROJECT FEAR!
PROJECT FEAR!
PROJECT FEAR!
Say it often enough and it will become true, I promise..........




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