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  • Creaking Door's Avatar
    23rd May 2017, 09:42
    If it is 'ridiculously' hard to get it shouldn't be costing the state £27billion per year!
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    23rd May 2017, 09:38
    A private landlord who provides a house for somebody on housing-benefit is, in effect, providing a 'council house'; a council house that cost the...
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    23rd May 2017, 07:30
    Most of those policies are totally unworkable. Many of the long-term unemployed have never worked so they would never 'qualify' for benefits. I...
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    22nd May 2017, 23:14
    Some pay rent, many (most?) pay their rent with money from the benefits system! It would be really interesting to see some figures, especially at...
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  • Creaking Door's Avatar
    22nd May 2017, 20:12
    'Venture capital' rings lots of bells but I didn't know there was a government element to it.
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    22nd May 2017, 19:58
    Not really; the house is an asset that can be repossessed and the government will have 'first dibs' on any equity in the house, surely... ...not...
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    22nd May 2017, 18:05
    Yes, I don't think shares are perhaps the best analogy; the 'National Investment Bank' is just that, a bank for investing in nationally beneficial...
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    22nd May 2017, 12:12
    If it is like investing in shares, it is investing in shares that nobody else wants to invest in... ...that doesn't sound like a good way to make...
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    22nd May 2017, 10:32
    Personally, I really like seeing aircraft 'partially dismantled' and visited the Battle-of-Britain hall twice specifically to see them in this...
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    22nd May 2017, 10:17
    Yes, I think the idea that this is not just more state borrowing is anyway... ...sure, they are trying to fill a desperate need, affordable...
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    22nd May 2017, 09:53
    No, not exactly; not the way I'm reading the manifesto anyway. It depends what is meant by 'private capital finance' investing in the 'National...
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    22nd May 2017, 08:18
    This also from the Labour manifesto made me smile:
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    22nd May 2017, 08:07
    Well, there are certainly going to be a few jobs created in the banking industry with this plan; a national investment bank providing funds for a...
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    21st May 2017, 22:42
    Except the returns on investment will first have to pay back the 'private capital finance' that invested the money in the bank in the first place;...
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    21st May 2017, 14:59
    This was the bit I couldn't find earlier from the Labour manifesto: To put that in simple terms: Labour are going to borrow £250billion...
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    21st May 2017, 14:36
    People do start banks, there are banks, so why does the government need to start another one? Presumably, from the name of the bank, this bank...
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    21st May 2017, 12:42
    I thought this from the Labour manifesto was interesting; I'm not really sure how it is going to work in practice?
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    21st May 2017, 08:36
    Without the 'random digging' by people with metal-detectors, traditional archaeology (of non-aviation objects) in the United Kingdom would be far...
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    20th May 2017, 09:01
    And I think the crucial part of that statement is that Germany is a net exporter. Yes, modern Germany has kept spending, and borrowing, to about...
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    20th May 2017, 08:15
    I wouldn't put too much store in that, after all, did any of the architects of Nazi policy admit that the war hadn't actually been started by the...
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    19th May 2017, 16:49
    And those institutions that a Labour government will be paying interest to? The same ones that the Labour argument says are the 'wealth extractors'...
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    19th May 2017, 16:28
    Yes, we do! Of course, the amount each of us will actually pay back will depend on how much tax we pay (and at the moment none of us are paying...
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    19th May 2017, 16:08
    'Lebensraum' is a concept that I'm sure you are familiar with; this wasn't a cornerstone of Nazi policy just so Adolf would have a bit more room down...
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    19th May 2017, 11:17
    I'm not suggesting for a second that all public-spending leads to war but in the case of Nazi Germany the unsustainable level of debt almost...
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    19th May 2017, 10:44
    Is this what you wanted me to see; the graph of who the government owes money to? What does that change? It doesn't matter who the money is owed...
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  • Creaking Door's Avatar
    19th May 2017, 10:17
    But you are advocating, as is Jeremy Corbyn, increased public spending as a model for 'improving' the economy aren't you? And you brought up Nazi...
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    19th May 2017, 09:03
    But they would have done, and very soon, had the war not intervened; or more correctly, had the war not been started by Germany because their...
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    19th May 2017, 07:46
    Government ministeries are not allowed to release 'performance' data during elections; even if it was good news (which it probably isn't) the...
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  • Creaking Door's Avatar
    18th May 2017, 22:48
    National debt more than doubled in Germany between 1933 and 1939... ...does that sound like a sustainable economic model to you?
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    18th May 2017, 22:13
    Correct me if I'm wrong but you did seem to be citing the Nazi regime as an example of an economic 'miracle', or at least a 'functional model' of an...
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