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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 03:17 pm:   

Vince Cable's speech at the Lib Dem conference sounded like Churchill at the start of the Second World War.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 03:26 pm:   

I saw it over lunch, Des. Gloomy doesn't begin to describe it. He basically stood there and told us we're all fucked. Nothing new there then.

But what really infuriated me afterward was the affronted reaction from some big business spokesman, interviewed by Andrew Neil, warning him to back off taking action against the banks and corporate pay!!!!

It's arrogant beligerance like that, from the very people who caused this economic disaster, that will guarantee people take to the streets to vent their rage. Fucking disgraceful!
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 03:38 pm:   

Cables are grounded, while wifis and kindles are lost in the tory clouds.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.156.210.82
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 03:56 pm:   

(From behind locked door)

Yeah, Des! That's right! You tell 'em!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 129.11.77.198
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 04:09 pm:   

Yes, he was so worried earlier this year that he went on Strictly Come Dancing to calm himself down.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 04:14 pm:   

A lot depends on whether the door was locked from the outside or the inside, I suppose.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 06:20 pm:   

I had a door re-hung today so that it opened the opposite way. Seriously. (Related to the recent refitting of our bathroom).
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 06:58 pm:   

I had all our doors rehung so they open upwards.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 07:12 pm:   

Like garages?
One wonders what's going to motor out into the room...?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.158.61.251
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 12:39 am:   

I rehung my door with hinges on both sides so it would open both ways but it didn't work and now I'm locked in...
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 08:49 am:   

Indeed, that is better, Weber, than reality itself losing its hinges. Your re-hanging is a symbolic redemption of the promissory note economics in hyperspace or euro-zone as well as of the promissory note literature now itself taking over hyperspace in prefereence to its natural home in the hard reality of books.

I note today that Standard & Poors has downgraded Italy. This is probably the beginning of the end of reality as we know it.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.29.173
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 09:20 am:   

The Lib Dems are already looking for a way to secure their political recovery from the train wreck of the coalition. They're pretending that their role has been to struggle with Tory policy and make sure it comes out more liberal this despite their support for such vicious legislation as the increase in tuition fees and the bill to 'liberate' (pirate and destroy) the NHS. They are finished as a party, though some of them will find a comfortable home in the Conservative Party before the next election when they will lose virtually every seat they won or held with their 'progressive' posturing.

With New Labour (does anyone believe that's not what it still is) condemning the trade unions that provide its support base and offering only a slightly diluted version of the cuts and privatisation agenda, the need for a new workers' party has never been more obvious. Look out for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition despite the media blackout they are gaining support fast.

Buy yes, it's sad to see Cable trying to talk some sense about economic and social reality and being derided by the Tories and their running dogs. He was vindicated over Murdoch but he remains to the coalition what John Peel was to Radio One: a token rebel isolated and ignored, but allowed to carry on broadcasting in order to keep a certain demographic on board the corrupt and decaying ship.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.98.239
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:15 am:   

Aopparently the latest American answer to all the economic woes is 'Operation Twist':
http://economicsnewspaper.com/policy/german/everything-for-the-u-s-economy-fed-r ehearses-operation-twist-70302.html

This is intriguing as 'Operation Twist' was last similarly used by the American Government in 1961 when I seem to recall I also bought a record called 'Let's Twist Again' by Chubby Checker.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.26.154.182
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:24 am:   

Twist? Like we did last summer . . . ?

A suitable allusion to a gambling term that they make such a song and dance about.

The Dow just plummeted 3%. Go figure.

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