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  1. Tangled up in Blue

    "There are no unemployed people"

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42043710 The Chancellor's latest gaffe in an increasingly disaster prone goverment.
  2. RHB

    Dave has the hump with his local council!

    This made me smile on the BBC news this morning. PM leaning on local Tories?, naughty boy! David Cameron is involved in a row with the Conservative leader of his local county council over cuts to services. The PM has written to Oxfordshire council leader Ian Hudspeth saying he is "disappointed"...
  3. Benfleet A1

    The Guardian Exposed

    The next time a link to The Guardian is rammed down your neck by those that would eat the rich, demand socialism and deny choice, then consider this. A list of Guardian contributors who demand equality for the downtrodden but have, of course, never experienced hardship and never will. I give...
  4. Another Surrey Shrimper

    NFL at Wembley

    I have read a couple of times recently about the Chancellor and the Mayor of London courting NFL and saying that they will go out of their way to make NFL permenantly at Wembley happen. I don't understand why they are taking such an interest when I don't recall either having any input on our...
  5. Cricko

    Lets help Ukraine

    I know this is The Mail but really is this man for real..Austerity for the UK whilst we give money away willy nilly. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566305/We-open-chequebook-rebuild-Ukraine-says-Osborne-Chancellor-offers-millions-new-government.html
  6. Uncle Leo

    Politics in 2014

    Just seen this press release from our PR team with some special bets for 2014. Interesting (but not surprising) to see UKIP favourites for most seats at the Europeans. Who'd have thought that a few years ago? Ladbrokes latest betting 2014 Political predictions Scottish Independence referendum...
  7. Ed "flatline" Balls

    This bloke whenever asked replies "economy is flatlining" what a strange man he is,God help us if he ever becomes chancellor or PM:'(.
  8. Tangled up in Blue

    Chancellor admits economic incompetence

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20571621 It's official.By Wednesday(the half way point of the Coalition Government)we can expect confirmation that neither of the Chancellor's deficit or debt targets for the UK will be met by 2015.
  9. Tangled up in Blue

    Johnson resigns as Shadow Chancellor

    http://gu.com/p/2mh7z Interesting.My money's on Ed Balls to take over.He'll make it a lot hotter for Osborne.
  10. Matt the Shrimp

    Prediction Time

    So, folks, what are your predictions for how things will look on May 7th? You don't necessarily need to go into all the detail I've gone into below; you can just come up with a basic summary and/or choose the option in the poll which you think most closely reflects how you think it will go...
  11. Mad Cyril

    Battle of the Chancellors

    Did anyone watch this last night? There is something instantly dislikable about George Osborne who did himself and the Conservatives no favours by being so rude/dismissive to Vince Cable.
  12. Budget implementations.

    Financial types, a quick question. If the Chancellor raises the stamp duty threshold this afternoon, is it an immediate change?
  13. Tangled up in Blue

    Out of recession?

    Business Recession Out of recession – but how did we get there and what happens next?Despite tomorrow's good news Labour fears economy may slip back again by the time of a May general election Buzz up! Digg it Patrick Wintour, political editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 January 2010 22.10 GMT...
  14. Tangled up in Blue

    Tory cuts-warning

    News Politics George Osborne George Osborne identifies cuts for first weeks of Tory governmentShadow chancellor says £178bn fiscal deficit means he cannot wait for initial post-election budget before cutting expenditure Comments (16) Buzz up! Digg it Nicholas Watt, chief political...
  15. Napster

    Jacqui Smith

    to step down. Jumping before pushed methinks. I expect Darling to go, and Hoon, and Balls to be Chancellor. Tom Watson the vile man is stepping down as well. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8079205.stm
  16. Smiffy

    Breaking News Ron's Blog

    I feel that I should be letting you have my thoughts and feelings about the season now it is effectively at an end but I promised that I would answer all the questions that are put to me and I am continuing to do so. However I will need to bring this to an end soon as it was only meant to span...
  17. Napster

    Question - Banking

    Who is the odd one out of this lot? Lord Stevenson, former chairman, HBOS Andy Hornby, former chief executive, HBOS Sir Fred Goodwin, former chief executive, RBS Sir Tom McKillop, former chairman, RBS John McFall MP, chairman of Treasury select committee Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the...
  18. Question £80 million ?

    Since the 2000 article in the Independent Newspaper [see Other Owners thread at Fossetts Forum], what has changed ? RM/Owners have not "demanded" rent for RH and have already written off a sizeable sum, yet there remains an equally large sum, still technically due or payable. Suppose 20% p.a...
  19. Napster

    UK economy - doomed

    Rising food prices sent the UK's annual inflation rate surging to 3% last month in the sharpest increase in the cost of living in almost six years, the government said today. Data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the government's preferred measure of inflation - the...
  20. DTS

    Players quiz from the match programme.

    I know footballers as a whole are not the most intelligent bunch but this weeks questions amazed me. I asked my mates nephew who is 12 the same questions and he got the same score as Charlie McDonald which i thought was pretty good considering my mates nephew quite rightly didnt know Zoltan...