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The Boris Johnson Premiership (24/07/2019 - ????)

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by chrismscotland, Jul 24, 2019.

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  1. 200sols


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    Location: Hampshire

    When inflation has been 2-3%? Or is that increase above inflation?
  2. Quartz


    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

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    Location: Aberdeen

    Actually, I'd prefer the government spend less.
  3. Quartz


    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

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    Remember that the government is spending YOUR money. 38% of GDP if memory serves. There's no 'new' money. YOU are paying. Do you really want to pay more in tax? Do you want higher prices from higher corporate taxation?
  4. StriderX


    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

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    If it means more jobs are created, yes.
    If it means less sick people, yes.
    If it means more productivity, yes.
    If it means infrastructure isn't flat out ignored, yes.
    If it means STEM research funding, yes.
    If it means genuine startup support that isn't simply a vehicle for people to sell to foreign buyers, yes.

    Plenty of reasons to pay more tax, but there's a cut off where it's not useful, the fact is that the very, very rich aren't paying what they actually owe, not everyone has the ability to pay some fiddly accountant to hide money away. I think taxes for everyone else is set well enough. Also clearly some businesses aren't paying what they should either, and by should i mean for their presence here. (loopholes need closing)

    I just wish it was spent on actual growth (which would mean more revenue... and so on), rather than trying to stick bitumen on an increasingly leaky vessel. We also have one of the worst pension systems in the developed world, i just don't get it.
  5. Rilot


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  6. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

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    In a recent interview Boris said he gets up early in the morning and walks his dog. I am now wondering where exactly he does this, does 10 downing street have a big garden or private access to a local park?

    If it is in public is he surrounded by body guards?
    He said he can't even get a takeaway delivered, although i assume he has a personal chef perhaps.
  7. Abraxaz1

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    Well this doesn't scream potential assassination attempt at all...

    Maybe you should ask if theres any grassy knolls or book repositories nearby
  8. FBi7


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    Location: West Midlands

    Came in expecting a terrible joke.

    Left disappointed. :D
  9. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

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    In the same video (which is mega cringe btw) he also puts milk in while the teabag is still in there.

    I don't believe anything he says.
  10. peterwalkley


    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

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    Location: South Wirral

    Takes it for a **** on Corbyn's allotment ?
  11. NVP


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  12. Bounce

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    And what's wrong with that? Its all mixed together...
  13. mrk

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    The tea tastes different by putting milk in first, you also have more work ahead of you as you have only a vague idea on the strength of the tea if milk goes in first.
    The moment you pick it up with the spoon you risk infusing more tea which could potentially overstrengthen the tea and you will then need to add more milk which could then make the tea too creamy... Milk in last means you can perfectly add the correct amount and have the correct strength every time. Milk in first also emulsifies it differently making the tea creamier by default.

    The other downside of milk in first is the warm cup or pot loses its heat and so your tea ends up cooler than it should be leading to a weaker infusion when boiled water is added.

    Milk In Last. This is the correct way. In the past it was the socially accepted way of showing your fine China, these days it's the correct way of getting the absolute best strength from any given type of tea.

    This is how a tea should look if milk is used:

  14. G-MAN2004


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    Probably across the road.

  15. Delvis


    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

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    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Perhaps at the house that isn't Number 10....
  16. UTmaniac


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    You missed it...

    It's Boris. ;)
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