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Mini Budget

Phew, I was worried about how we were going to afford to heat the swimming pool this winter, but all seems to be resolved now Wink

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Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty

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 Eek 

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In the end it does not matter what I think about this, I did not vote for any of this.

But some of you did, either a vote to take back control and give it to these people. Also more recently voting for a Conservative government rather than a coalition of some form. I am far more interested to hear if anyone has actually changed their views given recent events.

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Other than what i've written here words actually fail me re this mini budget.

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#5 views about what, Doug?

You're surely not suggesting that this is the result of Brexit? Have you seen what the Euro and the European markets have done today? 

"Also more recently voting for a Conservative government rather than a coalition of some form"

How does one 'vote for a coalition'? I'd happily do that if I could. 

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I am suggesting that the brains behind todays mini-budget are the same ones behind Brexit.

Do you trust their judgment with the benefit of hindsight?

One votes for a coalition by voting tactically to defeat the most likely winner.

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While they were borrowing tens of billions to give to the rich I was hoping to see an increase in the lifetime pension allowance. But nope - looks like it's still frozen for five years, and with rampant inflation that means it will probably have halved in real terms by the end of that period.

So even if today's youth have any money left to put into pensions (unlikely, I realise) there won't be much incentive for them to do so.

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The Tories gave up any pretence of being a party of government shortly after Brexit, now they just troll "the Left" with ever more outrageous statements and policies. "The Left" is how they refer to anyone not in their ERG/UKIP bubble, so that's the majority of the population, spreading as far right as half the Conservative party.  They will continue to slash and burn until the next election - unless they continue along the path they have been following and decide "it's in the country's interests" "in this time of national crisis" to "postpone" that.

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The biggest worry to me is that if an election was called now a large proportion of the people i live among would actually still vote for them.