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The Mini budget - does it benefit you?

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Lynne
Lynne
23 Sep 2022 17:19

Just been watching Vanessa Feltz's programme on Talk TV. 

Lots of unsolicited phone calls coming in from very disgruntled and worried pensioners asklng how this budget benefits them?

The answer it seems is - it doesn't.

 

Does it you? 

burneside
burneside
23 Sep 2022 22:37

Yes.

Lynne
Lynne
24 Sep 2022 05:53

Lucky you. If you could tell us how that is, perhaps others might change their minds.

Caught a bit of a programme on GBNEWS about the cap being lifted on bankers' bonuses. They had done a quick poll of their audience (don't ask me how or how many people were asked.) The outcome was that only 12% of those polled agreed with this policy. And what I found as interesting was that the presenters said that they found that result unexpected given the demographics of the GB News audience. 

 

Lynne
Lynne
26 Sep 2022 08:54

Hmmmm.........the financial markets don't seem too impressed, do they?

Such a drop in the value of the pound!

For those still able to afford a foreign holiday - it will now cost more.

All imports (and we import a lot in this country - especially food) - will cost more.

As we import petrol and oil - filling up the car will cost even more as well.

Oh, and it looks like interest rates are going to go up again, and again, and...... 

 

Crisis? What crisis? 

 

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Lynne
Lynne
28 Sep 2022 16:48

So who's worse then? Boris or Liz? 

Lynne
Lynne
30 Sep 2022 08:00

I wonder how many Conservative members in the Dawlish/Teignmouth/Newton Abbot area voted for Liz Truss?

Certainly our Conservative MP was quite open in her support.

 

I've just been listening to David Mellor (ex Conservative Chief Secretary to the Treasury) on GBNews. He was asking if all this was really happening or was he having a nightmare?

Remember most Tory MPs voted for Rishi Sunak. It was the membership that voted in Liz, (who in the country trusts her now?), Truss.

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