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Bob DeBilda:

--- Quote from: Shizzy on November 04, 2019, 09:56:51 am ---

I wonder how how this land of milk and honey envisaged by the Labour Party would be funded? I suspect the same way it was in the 70's and 90's with massive amounts of borrowing.


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From the £250,000,000 a week back from the EU apparently...

Oh wait....

Shizzy:

--- Quote from: Maxi on November 03, 2019, 00:07:24 am ---Here are Some Labour Party Policies How Many Do You Disagree with


 Renationalise the railways
This is a very popular policy that is supported by an overwhelming majority of the public. Do you support rail renationalisation too, or are you one of the minority who think that the current profiteer-administered shambles is acceptable?

 

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I can see why it looks popular, however a large proportion of the electorate have not experienced nationalised services so have no idea what it means in reality, or look back with rose tinted glasses. Public run bodies tend to be inefficient and wasteful, and any savings made from not paying shareholders is sucked by by inefficiency and waste.

British Rail was a bloody mess, and was the subject of much criticism, and mockery at the time, somehow forgotten in the midst of time.

Shizzy:

--- Quote from: Maxi on November 03, 2019, 00:07:24 am ---Here are Some Labour Party Policies How Many Do You Disagree with



Housebuilding
Under the Tory government the level of UK housebuilding has slumped to the lowest levels since the 1920s, even though demand for housing is extremely high. Labour are guaranteeing to invest in a programme of house building, and committing to ensure that half of the new houses are social housing. This wouldn't just alleviate the housing crisis, it would also stimulate the economy by increasing aggregate demand.


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Interesting you chose to say 'under a Tory government' as it shows a bit of bias.

On average, housing associations and local authorities have built around 26,500 houses each year since 2010. The Labour government (1997-2010) had a lower average, building about 19,000 homes per year. (Source Fullfact.org)

You are right though that there needs to be a big increase in house building.

Shizzy:

--- Quote from: Maxi on November 03, 2019, 00:07:24 am ---Here are Some Labour Party Policies How Many Do You Disagree with



End sweetheart tax deals between HMRC and massive corporations
David Cameron (the son of a tax-dodger) repeatedly lied through his teeth about how serious he was about confronting tax-dodging, whilst allowing HMRC to concoct sweetheart deals with corporations like Google, Vodafone and Starbucks. One of the main reasons the corporate press are so strongly opposed to Jeremy Corbyn is that they know that unlike David Cameron, he's serious when he talks about clamping down on tax-dodging.


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Not sure it is as simple to resolve as JC makes out. This is a worldwide problem (getting mainly tech companies to pay their fair share of tax), and pretty much every developed country in the world is grappling with this problem. It's easy to say 'we will make big companies pay more tax'  but it seems rather more difficult to do in practice. I agree though that they should pay their fare share but not sure how this would be achieved.

Shizzy:
Jo Swinson is at it now. We will get 50bn for staying in the EU. Has she learnt nothing from Boris?

https://news.sky.com/story/general-election-swinson-says-tories-and-labour-merge-into-one-on-brexit-11854739

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