Thursday, December 19, 2019

Quote of the day 19th December 2019

"Thank you for the trust you have placed in me. 

"We are going to level up and unite our country. We are going to get Brexit done and deliver the change that people voted for. And we are going to protect and invest in our amazing NHS."

(Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to his election victory.)


Anonymous said...

"To believe a Conservative government will materially increase spending, even given the likely political imperative to support new Conservative voters in previous Labour voting constituencies, is, in our view, a bit of a stretch." - Deutsche Bank

Chris Whiteside said...

Remind me never to invest money on the advice of that bank.

That is precisely what the government is doing and if that is an accurate quote from Deutsche Bank they are clearly incompetent.

Anonymous said...

No, just reading your manifesto.

Chris Whiteside said...

Anyone who imagines that the promises in that manifesto can be delivered without a material increase in spending is deluded, or pays too much attention to misleading bar charts in the Guardian which look as if they had been prepared by someone on loan from the Lib/Dems.

Anonymous said...

Deutsche pointed out that under the Conservatives' spending plans 2023-24 departmental spending is due to increase by 11% over the four years from 2019-2020 or a compound annual growth rate of just 2.6%. "This will barely lead to any increase in spending to GDP, and outside of Health the increase is closer to only 1.5% and is front-end-loaded".

So carry on as usual.

Chris Whiteside said...

You can argue until the cows come home about what a "material increase in spending" is but as far as I am concerned the billions of pounds of extra spending laid out in Conservative proposals amount to one.

I'm not accepting any more anonymous comments on this thread - if you have anything further to say please sign your name or provide a consistent nom de plume so we can understand where you are coming from.

I'm perfectly prepared to discuss matters with people who say who they are but I get a bit tired of trying to engage with those who won't even reveal which country they come from.