And nor was there a clue that there was any real commitment to an industrial policy

Governments shouldn’t have an industrial policy. They always end up with crowing about tractor production statistics……

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  1. The Spud surpasses himself. He thinks the stimulus is too small despite it including all sorts of crap that he has been advocating, such as insulation. And, of course, the job retention scheme won’t work because of some moronic idea that makes no sense to me.

    Then we have the sight of him contradicting himself in the same paragraph.

    “So let me offer a contrast. Anneliese Dodds’ response was technically very sound. She opposed tax cuts”

    And yet the stimulus is small. I wonder how his you tube videos are faring

  2. ‘Governments shouldn’t have an industrial policy.’

    Not entirely true. The U.S. policy 70 years ago was, “We are for it.”

    “The business of America is business.” – Calvin Coolidge

    “As goes General Motors, so goes the nation.” – Charles Wilson, 1953

    Now it is pestered by dozens of government agencies.

  3. The notable differences between Sunak and Murphy are legion.

    The main thing that strikes me is that – in my opinion – Sunak appears on the face of it to be engaging, flexible, persuasive, gregarious and likeable, even if you may disagree with him. Murphy is demonstrably the opposite.

    All of these qualities are of course fairly important for anyone involved in campaigning.

  4. Murph is an arsehole.

    Sunak is a schmoozing arsehole. Which is how he got his big job in banking. Cos he seems to know little more than the Spud about economics.

  5. BraveFart,

    “The main thing that strikes me is that – in my opinion – Sunak appears on the face of it to be engaging, flexible, persuasive, gregarious and likeable, even if you may disagree with him. Murphy is demonstrably the opposite.”

    That’s called attractiveness bias. He’s a charming man, no doubt. Do I think any of this spending on “apprenticeships” or various State Wank is going to help? No, not really.

  6. UK doomed – SNP supporting Sunak
    “We’re maybe more fortunate there’s somebody more on the left wing in Number 11 Downing Street, somebody more aligned to MMT & social democracy than somebody more aligned to traditional Tory values.”
    ‘We would be in a bad situation if Rishi Sunak was a real Tory’
    International Trade Select Committee chairman SNP MP Angus MacNeil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igt_v21VDHg

  7. The Horse has bolted there old son, what did you expect form a Nationalist Government – there has in fact been a huge shift of power to the centre and at the centre the three biggest arseholes in the known universe have got it all

    Your fault

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