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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In any period of significant upheaval (eg war), it's always been the poorest that suffer and lose the most.
Happy to hear how you think it will be different this time ?


After the Second World War we had the longest period of prosperity for the working man and woman probably since after the plague swept through Europe.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Mark wrote:
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In any period of significant upheaval (eg war), it's always been the poorest that suffer and lose the most.
Happy to hear how you think it will be different this time ?


After the Second World War we had the longest period of prosperity for the working man and woman probably since after the plague swept through Europe.
Yes you had all that rebuilding to do and sadly a shortage of manpower caused by your war losses to do it. I hope we can avoid raising the price of labor by such terrible means.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take any means on offer ta....Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the next one will be coronavirus. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:
kenneal - lagger wrote:
Mark wrote:
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In any period of significant upheaval (eg war), it's always been the poorest that suffer and lose the most.
Happy to hear how you think it will be different this time ?


After the Second World War we had the longest period of prosperity for the working man and woman probably since after the plague swept through Europe.
Yes you had all that rebuilding to do and sadly a shortage of manpower caused by your war losses to do it. I hope we can avoid raising the price of labor by such terrible means.

Post ww2 we had mainly a materials shortage.

Building was banned by the new post-war Labour government, so building land prices collapsed.

When the ban was lifted a couple of years later, guess who had bought up lots of prime plots at rock bottom prices shortly before?

Yep. the Labour politicians and friends. True Socialism at work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listened to Rachel Reeves on the news complaining that the government have had four years to get customs checks in place at Dover. What a bloody hypocrite! Labour and Remainers have spent those four years obstructing any and all progress on Brexit and now they are trying to shunt the blame onto the government. Shear barefaced cheek!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Just listened to Rachel Reeves on the news complaining that the government have had four years to get customs checks in place at Dover. What a bloody hypocrite! Labour and Remainers have spent those four years obstructing any and all progress on Brexit and now they are trying to shunt the blame onto the government. Shear barefaced cheek!


Yes, and some of the remainers are now saying that "of course we should stay in due to the pandemic" just for a few more years of course. Or perhaps remain partly in indefinitely.

(BTW, I have tried to PM you, not about this)
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