Recession is coming to the UK and its going to be a bad one

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Re: Recession is coming to the UK and its going to be a bad one

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The Finns tried it. Doesnt work.

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Ok everyone. The Finns tried it. It doesn't work. Back to the drawing board.
Except that there is no indication that it didn't work.
The government refused to fund the social security department request for increased funding to expand the very limited trial. That to me is an indication that it was worth further investigation.
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Not while there is so much work to be done. This is not Brave New World.

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If you want to see an example of how things could be done post Covid have a look at NZ.
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world ... plan-84737
Now you'll say well NZ isn't the UK..and it isn't.. It is the same size geographically but a smaller population It also has a sensible and decisive prime minister, who took action quickly to shut down as soon as the first cases of Covid were discovered, has now eliminated Covid from NZ and can get back to normal months before any other country. Furthermore, when deciding on policy it has said it will not place economic growth ahead of happiness.
Incidentally NZ has also acknowledged and apologised for the past with regard to the Maori population.

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lindal1000 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:22 pm
If you want to see an example of how things could be done post Covid have a look at NZ.
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world ... plan-84737
Now you'll say well NZ isn't the UK..and it isn't.. It is the same size geographically but a smaller population It also has a sensible and decisive prime minister, who took action quickly to shut down as soon as the first cases of Covid were discovered, has now eliminated Covid from NZ and can get back to normal months before any other country. Furthermore, when deciding on policy it has said it will not place economic growth ahead of happiness.
Well, yes, but apart from that why is it better :lol:
Same old nonsense.

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Timoth wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Is it Universal Basic Income? Another idea that doesnt work.
Isn't that, in a way, what the UK and France are doing at the moment? Admittedly in exceptional circumstances, and the UK would never consider extending it.
Same old nonsense.

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True, and it should be removed as soon as practical. The French will get rid of it too.

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lindal1000 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:22 pm
If you want to see an example of how things could be done post Covid have a look at NZ.
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world ... plan-84737
Now you'll say well NZ isn't the UK..and it isn't.. It is the same size geographically but a smaller population It also has a sensible and decisive prime minister, who took action quickly to shut down as soon as the first cases of Covid were discovered, has now eliminated Covid from NZ and can get back to normal months before any other country.
Loath that I am to defend some European politicians, because some certainly were not paying attention and certainly were not decisive, NZ did have the advantage of not being a major hub when it came to international travel.

I'm also not really sure it can really get "back to normal" that quickly without importing the Virus, and though I know there are plans for Aus/NZ/possibly South Sea Island free travel zone I suspect the NZ Tourist industry certainly won't get back to normal until travel from North America and Europe can resume.

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I think NZ are well placed to manage the new normal though. My NZ friends, who normally travel overseas for holidays, are just resigned to spending the next couple of years holidaying in NZ. They started last week with a hiking trip up North.

It must be good because Aaron Banks took off for there to stay in his fortress with his family just as Covid hit. Do you think he knew something we didn't?

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Food for thought.
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