In what sense is Johnson a libertarian? It's an entirely impoverished term and yet he still doesn't deserve it.
I would hypothesise that if Labour were in power....
This may have been posted before - but I thought this FT commentary summarised quite a lot of what has been discussed in this thread. And some other stuff. https://www.ft.com/content/7eff769a-74dd-11ea-95fe-fcd274e920ca
"PM can run country from hospital bed", says senior government minister. Not something I ever thought I'd read. During a huge national and international crisis like this I feel pretty uncomfortable thinking about decisions being made by anyone not working at full capacity. Which surely can't happen when you're so under the weather you end up in hospital! Doesn't say much for his confidence in Raab if he feels better able to handle it while he's hooked up to a ventilator (yes, I know he probably isn't at that stage...yet)
I'm surprised that anyone managed to get a news story out of "investors view large market movements as an opportunity to make money" (I also could tell if your post was sarcastic or not Tom? I'm assuming it was?)
Another minister hits the finance headlines.https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/05/rees-mogg-firm-accused-of-cashing-in-on-coronavirus-crisis
Quality piece of journalism that. Thanks for posting.
Quote from: Offwidth on April 06, 2020, 11:42:13 amAnother minister hits the finance headlines.https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/05/rees-mogg-firm-accused-of-cashing-in-on-coronavirus-crisisFuck me what an absolute load of nonsense, literally reporting "fund manager does job". The Guardian really does bark up the wrong tree sometimes. And the quotes from Starmer and McDonnell are just as bad. They will both surely know that this is neither "taking advantage of this crisis" or "profit seeking from people's misery", but they've stuck their oars in because the soundbite is good and plays to the rich vs poor narrative they're so desperate to write; essentially they're contributing to fake news. Poor form in my opinion.
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