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IndoMike

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Boris Johnson wrote a column in The Spectator some years ago in which he said that single mothers were "producing a generation of ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate children." (Since then at least one, and possibly two, of Johnson's children have been raised by single mothers.)

I neither agree with Johnson's feelings about kids born out of wedlock nor with his constant hypocrisy. The bloke really is a first- rate nasty arseh*le
 

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"Backbenchers aren’t happy. They already don’t trust Hancock with the powers he has. “Do I want the Secretary of State to have even more power? What do you think?” laughs one, bitterly. “Why are they overhauling the NHS right now? It’s going to take up so much time and energy when my constituents are sitting on waiting lists. What are they thinking?”
(Not from the Guardian)

So Hancock wants almighty power over the NhS.Isn't that a bit like giving a box of matches to a 5 yr old
I'm tellin' ya. If you live in England don't get ill.
 

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Right question.
Johnson and his ilk said BREXIT would be a great success. I'm simply asking for examples. It's a perfectly fair question.
But Ali avoids this type of question because he has no answer. Meanwhile, Tavers employs his usual deflection strategy and will never answer the question that was posed.
Your silences and lack of real response is proof that you know BREXIT is not a great success. Thank you. Silence is golden and tells all
Now, where were we? Oh yes, Northern Ireland. And oh, shortage of staff in many industries. And no significant trade deals.
Sad
Brexit won’t be deemed a success or failure after just 6 months.
Where we can make an immediate judgment is about those (like you?) who predicted an immediate negative effect on the U.K. economy.
It hasn’t happened Indo has it? 🤷‍♂️
 

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Brexit won’t be deemed a success or failure after just 6 months.
Where we can make an immediate judgment is about those (like you?) who predicted an immediate negative effect on the U.K. economy.
It hasn’t happened Indo has it? 🤷‍♂️
Your imagination running riot again, Tavy. You lose all credibility when you make up stories.
 

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Brexit won’t be deemed a success or failure after just 6 months.
I'd like to add, that it's very likely people will see things differently and therefore it'll always be subjective. This happening during covid is also muddying the waters somewhat. Important to remember that.

For me, I've noticed price rises on some food, and worse use by dates on what I buy. Some items seem to run out quicker too. Is this due to Brexit, possibly. Is this due to people being less willing to move during a pandemic, also equally possibly. It will be a few years before we know any kind of real answer.
 

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I think it would’ve been a reasonable assumption by some to think that Brexit would’ve compounded the negative effects of COVID rather than us kind of struggling to find a negative economic indicator due to Brexit specifically.
I personally haven’t noticed any change in my supermarket shopping, inflation is up but it seems to be mirroring other countries rather us being an outlier because of Brexit.
GDP is expected to grow strongly this year and next, so the macro economic picture is good and again in comparison to other countries we are not lagging behind as some remainers would have us believe.
So I repeat where is the negative Brexit effect on the economy?
It may come, but it’s nowhere to be seen yet.
 

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You deny the predictions by some of an immediate post referendum recession if we voted out?
I don't remember saying that we would have an immediate recession, but I might have done to annoy you. Let's face it, the economy is not going screamingly well.
Now, when are you going to answer my questions without evading the issue. And don't ask me which questions to play for time
 

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Maybe “the science” supports the view that there is a negligible health risk from this but after BSE I would want a lot of persuading on that.

It looks to me that the decision is based on money rather than public health and animal husbandry reasons.

What does Elgy think of his beloved EU on this one ?
What do I think, Al ? As you rightly say, there is no longer any discernible risk post-British mad cow disease, so why not feed the pigs as they once did pre-mad cow. It’s what the farmers have been calling for, after all.

Unlike some, nobody in Europe is trying to make a silk purse out of the sows ears.
 
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