Rishi needs rhetoricMarch 3, 2021 Tim WorstallPolitics18 CommentsOr, speaking lessons at least. He speaks – first speech of his I’ve heard – as if he’s reading a bedtime story. previousHe’s sounding like WakefieldnextThe budget statement 18 thoughts on “Rishi needs rhetoric” jgh March 3, 2021 at 12:45 pm Weird – just listening without pictures and ignoring the words it sounds like Milliband Junior. Steve March 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm He also looks like Postman Pat The Mole March 3, 2021 at 12:59 pm Might be deliberate to send everyone to sleep? BlokeInBrum March 3, 2021 at 1:16 pm I imagine that gone are the days when the Chancellor would stiffen the resolve with a glass of Whisky, before breaking the bad news to the nation. Henry Crun March 3, 2021 at 1:21 pm Steve, Postman Patel? john77 March 3, 2021 at 3:20 pm @ Henry Crun If you starved Postman Patel his face would still be rounder than Rishi’s Jussi March 3, 2021 at 4:28 pm As long as he doesn’t start to believe his own rhetoric, that’s bad for a politician. Joshua Graham March 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm My employer just complimented his skills as an orator actually. Maybe she likes the accent. Nautical Nick March 3, 2021 at 6:03 pm I can’t see him as a future PM. Bernie G. March 3, 2021 at 6:35 pm Anyone declining to increase the duty on alcohol and diesel is good in my book. Bernie G. March 3, 2021 at 6:53 pm “It is always a pleasure to see a first-rate mind in action, as we did during today’s Budget. Equally, when a Chancellor gives such an assured performance, especially if his Prime Minister is, shall we say, controversial, it makes people think … Sunak has three qualities which equip him for high office. He is clever, he is likeable and he is tough. We could add a fourth. In this respect, Sajid Javid would be a strong second, but I am told that Sunak did even better. No other Chancellor since 1900 made so much money and enjoyed so much commercial success before he took office.” (Bruce Anderson, The Spectator) Mr Ecks March 3, 2021 at 6:58 pm He is a thieving dodgy bond salesman and general cunt who put up taxes instead of cutting them. Theophrastus March 3, 2021 at 7:14 pm As for the mini-boom I have been predicting, the Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that GDP will return to pre-pandemic levels in the middle of next year, with growth forecast to be 4 per cent this year, and 7.3 per cent in 2022. Jus’ sayin’. Andrew M March 3, 2021 at 7:15 pm Rhetoric is something you learn through practice at school and uni debating clubs. If he hasn’t picked it up by now, he’ll never get it. Gordon Brown was the same – remember his painfully awkward efforts to spark life into his monologues? Mr Ecks March 3, 2021 at 11:58 pm Bullshit is easy to say Theo–the Bulwark against Marxism excels at it. Mr Ecks March 4, 2021 at 12:19 am In case any mugs out there–other than Theo–think we have a bright future ahead of us–here is an article showing how Kalifornia Kommies plan to get petrol off the market. https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/03/02/making-it-easier/ Far off Kalifornian Kock-rot you say? Here is UK version. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fuelling-a-greener-future-e10-petrol-set-for-september-2021-launch And of course it will be more expensive: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/environment/2021/02/25/petrol-prices-rise-greener-fuel-increases-cost-filling-car/ Classic cars cant use it so “E5” will still be available–for now. Of course E10 can become some future even more expensive biofuel shite that your old non-leccy car wont run on. Tory BlueMarxist Greenfreak scum on the job ensuring no-more-cars-for-plebs. Theo trusts these scum cos he is a mug. Don’t be ,like Theo. And on the Brightside –still your own fuel and run your car on alcohol– https://www.amazon.co.uk/Browns-Second-alcohol-fuel-cookbook/dp/0830600485 bloke in spain March 4, 2021 at 6:21 am ” the Office for Budget Responsibility* predicts that GDP will return to pre-pandemic levels in the middle of next year, with growth forecast to be 4 per cent this year, and 7.3 per cent in 2022.” When you see a decimal point in a prediction 2 years away you can be sure you’re being fed bollocks. *When did they come up with such a ridiculous name for a government department? Where’s the Ministry for Sunbeams when you need it? Chris Miller March 4, 2021 at 10:46 am When you see a decimal point in a prediction 2 years away you can be sure you’re being fed bollocks. Preach it, bro! But (of course) “I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.” (William Gilmore Simms). When they were engaged on Project Fear, Treasury economists were perfectly content to forecast the impact of Brexit to five significant figures, fifteen years out. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.