Why would we want to shrink the economy by 80%?

Helping female entrepreneurs could swell the economy to £250 billion

The UK economy’s currently some £1.8 trillion. Why would we want to shrink it to £250 billion?

11 comments on “Why would we want to shrink the economy by 80%?

  1. Just yesterday the Guardian was denouncing the “derogatory” “far-right” idea that women should have babies.

    Today, its supposedly conservative counterpart is calling for more Elizabeth Holmses.

    Ever get the feeling there’s summat fucky with the modern media?

  2. So old school banking is done? They’re putting women in charge which is normally the signal that the punk men are elsewhere (I guess fintech). Shit, the Last Psychiatrist even did something about where banking would be in 20 years.

    The problem is that female entrepreneurs almost entirely want to do hobby businesses – running a cafe, a bookshop, a B and B, a clothes shop. These aren’t good businesses. They mostly depend on rich husbands.

  3. To and By,
    To and By,
    Get it right
    Or stick your finger in your eye

    Also using the word “swell” in this context puts the journalist on a par with local paper young snot Uni-trained Marxists who use the word “probe” endlessly.

  4. “JuliaM

    Did the Telegraph employ Diane Abbott perchance?”

    Careful.

    She might accuse you of playing the “white man’s game” of being racist because of something or other you said.

  5. I think we need to help women get ahead in business.
    Help women get more power and that will spread equality.

    We do not need to be anti women like that bore, the Duke, on the Army Rumour Service Forum.

    We need less sexism.
    We need less bigotry.

  6. Margaret must be mortified, just the kind of thing to get wrong that undermines the whole case the deputy CEO was trying to put forward.

  7. “The problem is that female entrepreneurs almost entirely want to do hobby businesses – running a cafe, a bookshop, a B and B, a clothes shop. These aren’t good businesses. They mostly depend on rich husbands.”

    I know a lady who retired from being a bank cashier to run a clothes shop, and chatting to her she says she can afford to do it because her husband has a job.

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