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There Ain't Nothing Boris Can't Fix

by Oui Mon May 16th, 2022 at 11:31:21 AM EST

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger


Calling Cooking Chef Johnson

Cheers from Boris

He is and will always be the party man ...

Working from Home

UK Heading Towards A Recession

UK economic growth slows, raising recession concerns

The figures "suggest the economy had less momentum than we thought even before the full hit from the cost of living crisis has been felt," said Paul Dales, chief U.K. economist at Capital Economics. "The risk of recession has just risen."

Growth is slowing as manufacturers and retailers struggle to overcome supply bottlenecks following the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine fuels rising food and energy prices. Retail sales figures show British consumers are already reducing spending as economists forecast the U.K. will see the biggest drop in living standards in more than six decades this year.

Thursday's figures underscore how the U.K.'s recovery from the pandemic has slowed over the past year.

UK economy 'only going to get worse' as growth slowdown begins | CNBC |

Sterling hit a two-year low versus the U.S. dollar following the data as traders digested growing uncertainty about the U.K.'s economic outlook.

The surprise monthly contraction in March -- economists had expected the figure to come in flat -- presents a worry for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government as the country's cost-of-living crisis is yet to reach its peak.

"Ultimately, things are only going to get worse for consumers. Energy bills are expected to soar again later this year when the price cap is reassessed, while inflation is proving stickier than expected," said Hinesh Patel, portfolio manager at Quilter Investors.

U.K inflation hit a 30-year high of 7% in March and in April, the country's energy regulator increased its price cap by 54% [modest increase compared to other nations with no price cap and energy cost more than doubled] to accommodate soaring prices. In the Queen's Speech to mark the state opening of parliament on Wednesday, the government promised to focus on economic growth in order to address the spiraling cost of living..

National policies to shield consumers from rising energy prices | Brueghel |

The Dutch abide by the free-market concept set as policy by the EU in Brussels.

'Cost-of-living' crisis hits consumers as UK economy struggles with inflation | DW News |

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Is that Macron trying to stop Boris pushing the table into him with his foot?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue May 17th, 2022 at 06:14:20 PM EST
That was before long tables went into fashion...
#OldDays
by Bernard (bernard) on Tue May 17th, 2022 at 09:03:35 PM EST
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by Bernard (bernard) on Tue May 17th, 2022 at 09:05:03 PM EST
Back to the glorious 1970s. Which was the goal.

What's the problem?

by asdf on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 12:49:55 AM EST
Boris hasn't found his "Falklands war victory" moment yet. He keeps trying to provoke one over NI or pretend he is the saviour of Ukraine, but no one is buying it. The sunny uplands of Brexit have become a bit clouded with other issues - such as the biggest fall in living standards in 60 years - but that's mainly a problem for the little people.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:13:20 AM EST
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The parallel with Putin is striking. He's so badly beaten that he's desperate to find a victory to declare.
UK public opinion seems slower than that of Russia in realising that the emperor has no clothes... two years on, and still a large plurality of opinion who find that Boris is doing a good job sticking it to the continentals.

There are not so many deaths, at least.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:17:32 AM EST
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Except for the 177,410 who have officially died of Covid which is a vast understatement because the UK initially didn't count deaths outside hospitals at all, and even now don't count deaths as covid related unless there was a very recent positive PCR test. The death count where Covid is explicitly mentioned on the death cert is c. one third higher and deaths where Covid isn't deemed to be the primary or immediate cause aren't counted at all. In Ireland, in contrast, any death in any context where Covid is a suspected contributory cause is counted.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:34:54 AM EST
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Polls on whether the UK should rejoin the EU generally show small majorities in favour.

Over. My. Dead. Body.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:43:41 AM EST
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Even longer ... not within half a century 😅 ... of course wishing you a long life Frank.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 09:17:17 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 10:54:59 AM EST
Rishi Sunak says he chose tax cuts over welfare support but accepts tax burden rising | ITV |

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it was his 'priority' to slash taxes, having raised the tax burden to its highest level in 70 years.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 10:56:00 AM EST
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Of course she does, because trickle-down has always worked SO well.  For the 1%.
by rifek on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 07:00:27 PM EST
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Why not use windfall taxes on energy companies to fund tax cuts for the poor?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:05:39 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 10:57:02 AM EST
JRM channels Nixon: When the PM does it, that means it is not illegal.
by rifek on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 06:58:38 PM EST
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Manor born Tory MP Rees-Mogg wants to adopt same safety standards as India

Boris knows who he can send with a message to the public forum ...

Jacob Rees-Mogg made Brexit opportunities minister as PM reshuffles team

UK minister said he would be surprised if the European Union tore up the existing post-Brexit trade deal in response to any unilateral action London may take in the ongoing row over Northern Ireland

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 11:17:21 AM EST
The race to the bottom is only for proles.
by rifek on Sun May 29th, 2022 at 09:13:18 PM EST
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Meanwhile, in the family:

by Bernard (bernard) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:03:00 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 20th, 2022 at 09:30:29 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 20th, 2022 at 09:31:07 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 08:10:11 AM EST

Brexit, Boris and Secret Liaison Lebedev

Theresa May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind 'dirty dossier' on Trump

Related reading ...

British Arrest Warrant for Tzipi Livni | by Oui @BooMan on Dec 15, 2009 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 08:12:27 AM EST
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British humor unrivaled 🤣

End PartyGate and get on with UkraineGate ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 08:14:15 AM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 07:29:59 PM EST
Quite ironic ... remembrance Heizel drama ... haven't the British learned from the Wembley World Cup Final? We are in Paris because St. Petersburg is a dangerous location.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 07:40:04 PM EST
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Liverpool fans w/o tickets rushed the gates and climbed over the security fences. Thousands of fans with Cup Final tickets are now blocked outside the stadium to avoid fist fights inside the stadium.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 07:32:07 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 07:45:21 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 28th, 2022 at 07:33:22 PM EST
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It's not Putin but Boris wants a return to the ways of Colonial Times and British Imperium ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 29th, 2022 at 01:59:34 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 4th, 2022 at 08:13:38 AM EST

Given that the United Kingdom shares historical, cultural, and geopolitical ties with the Nordic countries, the UK would benefit from having all Nordic countries within NATO. As relatively small countries, the Nordics would certainly benefit from the UK's support, especially related to logistics, intelligence sharing, and the security provided by the nuclear umbrella. If combined with the UK's capabilities and focus, this unified North would outrank any other European force structure and would help secure both the Eastern and Northern Flank of NATO.


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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 4th, 2022 at 08:14:52 AM EST
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Five forgotten Viking battles that shaped Britain's destiny

The Viking age lasted for almost three centuries: from the end of the eighth until deep into the 11th. Over this period, in England alone, sources document at least 50 pitched battles, plus as many raids, sieges and naval encounters. Most of these have been all but forgotten over the centuries.

Many of them, however, played a critical role in shaping the nascent kingdoms of England and Scotland. Here, then, are five battles of the Viking age: clashes that - though uncelebrated and often unremembered - helped to shape the destiny of Britain.

Boris Johnson visits the Vikings 🤣 destiny!

Britain has declared that it will help to protect Nordic and Baltic states from Russia after Brexit | EU Observer - Sept 4, 2017 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 4th, 2022 at 08:15:49 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 4th, 2022 at 08:16:44 AM EST
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A restless Downing Street 10 will survive this no confidence vote ... hopefully I will eat these words in a few hours 😁



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 04:21:05 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 04:21:48 PM EST
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Jeremy Hunt urges Tory MPs to vote no confidence in Boris Johnson | The Guardian |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 04:23:16 PM EST
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What Is The Point of Boris Johnson? | The Atlantic |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:06:45 PM EST
I will get Brexit done -- well not quite yet, a few patches to be fixed. Perhaps it's Brexit failures that has done the PM in.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:07:51 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:09:09 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:11:00 PM EST
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Last call to Zelensky -- I'm a loser wishing you all the luck and Glory for Ukraine.

Fortunately Ukraine is nor dependent on the "gifts" of Downing Street #10 ..

Zelensky has the strong backing of US Congress, the White House and both HQs in Brussels.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:13:21 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:14:22 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:20:25 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 06:21:13 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 07:58:22 PM EST
Result of vote ...

148 vote against PM Boris Johnson

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 08:01:58 PM EST
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Worse result than no-confidence on Theresa May ...

Not only a loss for the prime minister but also a show of a great division in the Conservative party ... the clock of resignation is ticking ...



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 08:22:03 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 08:24:19 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 10:55:40 PM EST
Hopefully he stays. The alternatives are much worse.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 7th, 2022 at 08:04:41 AM EST
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