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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: The budget Reply with quote

Got to say that I am impressed.

Pity that they haven't got rid of the impossible position unfairness that some of Osborne policies placed on people, one which affects me, and which even my Tory mp agrees has placed me in an impossible situation. But you can't have everything.

For the first time since I resigned my Tory membership back in Maggies days I am actually impressed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you be more specific? What exactly has impressed you?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Numerous things:-

1. The recognition that we work better together. This is a key issue of the moment and he handled it well.
2. The focus on social care. Sensibly done.
3. The focus on opportunity (real not just word speak) sensibly done.
4. The focus on women.
5. I personally think his plan will
a. Work
b. Is the right plan for the country at this point in time

Equally and sadly there will fewer tax jobs! But that isn't exactly news.

About the only thing that I didn't like was how he hasn't rectified the acknowledged impossible unfairness of some aspects of Cameron/Osborne policies.

No I also didn't like some of his, admittedly funny, banter towards Labour. But that is British politics.

In short for once in a very long time I don't think that I could have done a better job. Normally I am left shaking my head. This time I would have shook his hand and said well done.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But these points you mention here only describe the topics covered...I am interested in, and wanted you to be explicit, as to what impressed you ...in the detail.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sooooooooz wrote:
But these points you mention here only describe the topics covered...I am interested in, and wanted you to be explicit, as to what impressed you ...in the detail.
there wasn't a lot of detail in the speech Sooooooooz.

What has impressed me is his judgements on what needs to be done and how to achieve it. I agree with him.

The detail will be in tomorrow's FT.

Added....to be fair he did give details but those are not what impressed me.



Soooooooooz what did you make of it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But WHAT in particular then was it about his judgements that impressed you?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sooooooooz wrote:
But WHAT in particular then was it about his judgements that impressed you?
Soooooz budget speeches are always short on the detail!

I agree with his analysis, judgements and conclusions. That is rare.

Normally I instinctively see at best problems or at worst harm to some people.


I am impressed as I think he is spot on. I can't answer that in any other way.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the risk of causing upset and disharmony, you could say soooooz that I think that he has switched on the light switch, and this budget could do what it says on the tin and help lift the country out of the engulfing darkness. But I really do not want to get into pointless debates on darkness and illumination.

His speech made a positive connection with me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always nice to have some positive vibes Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SloggingScotsman wrote:
for once in a very long time I don't think that I could have done a better job.


Very modest of you.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SloggingScotsman wrote:
At the risk of causing upset and disharmony, you could say soooooz that I think that he has switched on the light switch, and this budget could do what it says on the tin and help lift the country out of the engulfing darkness. But I really do not want to get into pointless debates on darkness and illumination.

His speech made a positive connection with me.


But what REALLY impressed you with his speech.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I get excited when I see things go in (in my opinion) the right direction for once.

I am also sad enough to love the societal interaction between the economic and accountancy sides of taxation.

The future matters.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine if he'd actually done anything.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingstonGraham wrote:
Imagine if he'd actually done anything.
i hope he does, but before anything happens or doesn't happen, people have to think, and after thought decisions (the budget), and hopefully that will flow through to action and results.

I have been learning about this sort of stuff for three decades now, a sad hobby I know.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is unhappy with this budget? Why? Do you care about how people run our country? Do you think about the effects on yourself only or on how it affects every sector of society?

If you or I screw up, we affect ourselves and perhaps a few others, if a Chancellor screws up people can be driven to despair, families wrecked etc. A lot of responsibility goes with that job.
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