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Lynne
Lynne
18 Jun 2020 08:50

I know that in the scheme of things £900,000 is not a big amount but is this really necessary given the economic hit so many have taken over the past few months and that so many more will be feeling in the months to come?

Couldn't that £900,000 have been spent in a better way?

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-johnson-spends-900-000-of-taxpayers-money-on-plane-brexit-paint-job-xhtctfpwf

 

   

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
18 Jun 2020 10:08

And the 10k each mp got for the hardship of having to work from home

Lynne
Lynne
19 Jun 2020 06:25

and if the plane painting jobby wasn't bad enough now some Tories want money spent on not one but two new royal yachts.

What planet do these people live on?!

 

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11 hours ago - ... Royal Yacht Britannia' in a 'bold' plan drawn up by Penny Mordaunt. ... Mordaunt to be 'bold' in retrofitting UK vessel to succeed Royal Yacht ...
21 hours ago - ... new yachts to replace the Royal Yacht Britannia. Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt has written to the prime minister urging him to consider ...
1 day ago - Spend the aid budget on a successor to HMY Britannia, Penny Mordaunt tells Boris Johnson. Supporters of a new royal yacht for the Queen have ...

 

Lynne
Lynne
19 Jun 2020 06:53

and then read this:

Free school meals: ‘I only eat one meal a day so my children don’t go hungry’

 

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/free-school-meals-vouchers-summer-holidays-uk-children-hungry-449261

leatash
leatash
19 Jun 2020 11:01

Reminds me of my childhood.

leatash
leatash
19 Jun 2020 11:23
DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
19 Jun 2020 11:27

2020 will go down in history as one of the times when our social structure and government went totally tits up.

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leatash
leatash
19 Jun 2020 18:00
Lynne
Lynne
19 Jun 2020 20:04

I wonder how she would manage if she was ever down on her uppers.

burneside
burneside
19 Jun 2020 22:29

Macron travelled to London yesterday aboard one of his many Presidential aircraft.  Boris having our one aircraft repainted is not such a big deal in the circumstances.

Those magnificent presidents in their flying bathrooms

 

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Lynne
Lynne
20 Jun 2020 03:57

Were those French planes painted during a time of economic crisis?

We're talking about almost a million quid being spent on repainting a plane.   

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
20 Jun 2020 08:05

You can always rely on our councils and government to spend as much as THEY like on what ever THEY like when ever THEY like. It's not like there is a problem getting more, is there !

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leatash
leatash
20 Jun 2020 12:21

They are spending over a £100 billion on furlough and support for small bussinesses. I always find it strange how folk never talk about the positive things goverments do.

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
20 Jun 2020 13:16

Positive!  most of the problems we have are due to the governments we have. The bottom line with these people is WHATS IN IT FOR ME, everything else is secondary.  Wake up and smell the coffee.

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burneside
burneside
25 Jun 2020 16:42
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Lynne
Lynne
26 Jun 2020 05:00

Thank you for continuing to post on this thread. It means it keeps being bumped up to the top and thus continually reminding people  how much has been spent on this plane when, at the same time for example, there has been a huge increase in the numbers needing to use food banks.     

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
26 Jun 2020 10:49

Boris show boating again!

 

boris and plane 5

 

leatash
leatash
26 Jun 2020 13:05

Lynne there will always be those who have and those who don't. In 1963 I listened to a conversation between my father and his great friend Tony Benn and the topic was the redistribution of wealth, so it went something like this.  Tony Benn, "if we took all the money from everyones bank accounts, put it in a pot and then gave everyone in the UK a equal share, in twelve months we would have millionaires and those with nothing because that, unfortunately, is how the world is".

Lynne
Lynne
26 Jun 2020 14:29

Leatash, it seems there will always be those who seem unable to get the point I am making.

Yes I agree there will always be those who have and those who don't have. What I am saying is that the 'ave nots have increased over the past few months and that the 'ave not numbers are highly likely to increase during the next few months (increase in unemployment when the furlough scheme ends). 

The plane cost £900,000 to repaint. Here are some other ways that the money could have been spent.

*22,500 courses of dexamethasone for coronavirus patients 

* University tuition fees for 32 student nurses to cover their three year training period

* Wages for 360 furloughed workers

* A week of free school meals for 60,000 children

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/boris-johnson-1m-brexit-plan-revamp_uk_5eea1c5cc5b69322bc19ae1f

 

leatash
leatash
26 Jun 2020 17:28

I get the point but we need to fly the flag especially now, we are at long last free of of the EU and we need to advertise GREAT BRITAIN.

Lynne
Lynne
26 Jun 2020 19:07

Great Britain eh? So what about Northern Ireland then? 

(It is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

It is the United Kingdom that has left the EU.   

 

And flying the flag as you put it, whether literally or metaphorically speaking, need not have cost a quite unnecessary £900k which, as I have pointed out above, could have been spent in much more worthwhile ways given the situation in which we find ourselves.

   

HuwMatthews2
HuwMatthews2
27 Jun 2020 00:44

Lynne.

We do get your point(s).

But they always seem to be Marxist points.

Getting a bit boring really - which is a shame as you used to have some great points of view.

 

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Lynne
Lynne
27 Jun 2020 05:04

Please explain that Marxist accusation.  

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Paul
Paul
27 Jun 2020 08:06

Money well spent.

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Carer
Carer
27 Jun 2020 12:36

@ Leatash

"we need to fly the flag especially now,"

Why? I thought that all you brexiteers said that countries were queueing up to do trade with us as soon as we left the EU so there should be no need to fly the flag!

 

WLM

leatash
leatash
27 Jun 2020 15:38

And what makes you think i am a brexiteer i just accepted the outcome of a democratic vote as everyone should have and we would probably now be in a better place but hey it's what it is.

FredBassett
FredBassett
27 Jun 2020 15:52

After brexit is finalised we need to fly the flag loud and proud to promote what makes Britain great. The plane looks great and is worth every penny of its paint job. Lynne give your head a wobble

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Lynne
Lynne
27 Jun 2020 16:37

I shall do nothing of the sort @Fredbassett.

For those who do not like what I write the problem is easily resolved.

Do not read what I write. 

 

 

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Lynne
Lynne
27 Jun 2020 17:07

@Leatash - perhaps what makes people think you are a Brexiteer are the postings you have made concerning the EU on this website.  Like these three for example.

leatash
17 Nov 2018 21:14

All i can say is roll on 11pm 29th March 2019 i have a big box of fireworks ready and waiting.

 

and the same said again here

 leatash

29 Dec 2018 16:25

Roll on 11pm on the 29th March 2019.

 

and similar here

leatash
12 Feb 2019 00:14

Well only 45 days 22 hours left and it cant come soon enough. And my children will be fine they will have a bright future outside of Europe.

 

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