"Assuming Thatcher, but I didn't see that one. If it was Thatcher then I entirely agree." There's a lot you don't see on here machiismo. Very selective, usually ****ging someone's views because they don't align with your 'holier than thou' moral outlook with your 'I'm right' so you must be wrong attitude. However, we now know the halo has slipped with your comment above. Join the ranks of the other SNP idiot who resides somewhere north of the border. You fit in perfectly well with the words of your socialist labour party comrade and Jeremy Corbyn ally, deputy leader Angela Rayner. Scumbags the pair of you.
With the substantial cost of living package unveiled today. Still peeps are saying it's not enough. Now I know it's a government's duty to protect the population but come on, does that include protecting the standard of living that the populace has accrued during the low interest high borrowing times of late? The truth is many have overstretched themselves and are finding it difficult already, despite being on above average income. According to some, it hasn't started yet. Talk about a nanny state. Just saying.
Dieselgate started in 2015 it's taken this long to settle for UK customers, whereas they settled almost instantly in the US. I wonder why.
"We are pleased to announce that in May 2022 your Claimant Committee agreed on your behalf to settle the emissions group litigation against VW Group manufacturers and related parties, as described below. After considering our advice, your Claimant Committee agreed to a full and final settlement of all claims in respect of EA189 vehicles"
Oh well, never expected a result here, it's only £1700 but every little helps.
RE: May 2022 Lloyds Bank Group Sale was £6 now 44p26 May 2022 14:08
"are you pessimistic over the future of gold?" I have, and hold no position on Gold 67Sam. I would say this though, when you start seeing adverts about buying physical gold, (coins etc) that's probably the time to avoid it.
RE: May 2022 Lloyds Bank Group Sale was £6 now 44p26 May 2022 10:32
"Gold Should Explode over the coming years $3000 - $5000" Yeah, chips thought that too.... She's still waiting. Someone better tell her it's the last call lol. P.s. Did I get that pronoun correct, you can't be too careful these days. :-)
RE: European Central Bank member Knot says a 50 basis point hike in July is not off the table26 May 2022 10:27
It just shows when a potential 50 basis point rise makes headline grabbing news what a fragile state western economies have become. Central bankers have been slowly increasing rates to great fanfare and warnings of hardship and more rises to come. Seems to me like they are following one another acting in tandem, nothing independent in that. If my memory serves me, pre 1990 a 0.25% rise was considered just 'tinkering around the edges.' Now with these exceptional times, as we are constantly warned of impending financial meltdown for governments and individuals alike we just get more 'tinkering.' The powers that be are trying to negotiate through this by protecting the status quo IMO of ultra low interest rates, primarily because of government debt, under the guise of protecting the economy. If you're going to raise interest rates then do it to make a difference. Whatever happened to 1% rises or even 1%+ if it warrants it?
Btw, the headline of this thread indicates that the ECB is just playing catch-up, after Lagarde's failure in her role. Just saying.
RE: European support for household energy bills26 May 2022 08:49
I've no problems understanding percentages mick, but that chart was a typical BBC fudge with information missing, rendering it meaningless. Europe's inflation and growth are moving in opposite directions with wages contracting even faster. But their unemployment rate is considerably higher than the UK's. The Largard reference was the ECB's involvement in all this, with the conditions attached for their individual support levels to each member. You know how the ECB juggling act works bending the rules to try and maintain unity and avoid dissent. I guess that's not too much of a problem with the pretty much guaranteed support of Brussels and dare I say it, the ECJ.
RE: European support for household energy bills25 May 2022 23:32
Just goes to show the crap GDP figures over in Euroland. But no worries Lagarde's got it covered dishing out all those Euros, but don't forget the caveat. You'll only get the support if you do what Brussels tells yer.
GDP in million euros (at current prices. Germany 3,570,620 United Kingdom 2,526,615.2 France 2,483,616 Italy 1,781,221.1 Spain 1,205,063 Netherlands 860,719 Switzerland 687,110.4 Turkey 685,765.4 Poland 570,206.6
Don't it just give you that warm feeling being outside of that democratic malaise.
RE: Treasury drawing up plans for Windfall Tax on Electricity Generators24 May 2022 21:42
Over 2 years of Starmer being in charge, and after all the failed hindsight policy announcements we now get what they believe will be a winner the a so-called popular windfall tax, hardly original is it. They even disagree on how much revenue it will raise, but hey, once they get spending… we'll just do it again and from more companies.
machiismo posted the other day "I'm fairly certain they all think liberals, communists and socialists are all the same." No they are not the same but the eventual outcome would be. Never forget that all these Starmer addict's were chanting 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' not long ago, just look how that ended. A lucky escape indeed, the UK could have been fighting against Ukraine alongside the Russians, just think about that. And they're on here ****ging off the Tory's, democratic socialism my arse. See y'all.