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category international | consumer issues | other press author Tuesday June 22, 2010 13:15author by lazy Report this post to the editors

any pundits here ?


The true-blue Tories are having to *save* 61 BILLION between now and 2014 !!!

Interestingly they are cutting non-protected spends such as the NHS. Child Benefit will
not be taxed or means-tested but will be subject to a three year freeze. All eyes on the
Chancellor (who interestingly has Irish Connections)

The UK budget is a whiplash so far but its only just happening and hasn't got
to such delicate things as Northern Ireland yet. Since its a Tory Budget, the emphasis
will be on business, Defence and Energy.

I don't reckon Cameron will diverge that much on spending in terms of Brown's policy
on energy, which had at base, an entente in New Generation nuclear Power (With France)
and the rapid expansion and development of the Sellafield site. We have Greenis in Power
right now- who don't really talk about Sellafield. {{{ Poolbeg, IBEC plans to create *another*
huge building programme to enhance employment opportunites and which will be
developer-led}}}

Bertie and Brian's Pretensions to a weird Right-wing nexus of Business > Bank >
Dripdown wealth accumulation failed as much as Brown's and Blair's. Budgets seem to represent
a huge clawback in wasteage and falsity.

The disabled will have 'Medical tests' (Oh BTW)

details here >> http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/jun/22/bud...borne

Related Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/jun/22/budget-2010-live-george-osborne
author by Down Socialistpublication date Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Emergency Budget 2010
On the day that David Cameron's Tory - Lib Dem coalition government are going to announce major attacks on working class people in Britain and Northern Ireland, Mitchel McLaughlin has stated that Sinn Fein will be introducing cuts on services for pensioners.

On Radio Ulster today, Sinn Fein MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin said that the Northern Ireland Executive (Coalition between Sinn Fein and the DUP), will be cutting free prescriptions and free travel for pensioners as part of the £500 million cuts they will be implementing.

The pensioners in the South rose up against the Fianna Fail - Green coalitions attempt to scrap the medical cards for over 70s. Sinn Fein condemned the government for this attack and participated in protests against it.

In the South Sinn Fein put on a left face but in the North their true colours are exposed by their actions in the Assembly Executive. Now Sinn Fein and the DUP are going to attack the pensioners and the most vulnerable in society. Shame on them. Hopefully the pensioners in the North will follow the example of their Southerner counterparts and rise up against these attacks.

author by lazypublication date Tue Jun 22, 2010 16:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The pundits are saying its a *good* budget -

Personally I don't think a Tory budget could ever be a good budget. Here's Deloitte, what interests
me is that there are no means tests, just a freeze on Child Benefit, which leaves vulnerables rolling
in the wind in the event of an upturn (ask Darling about Northern Rock) and that disabled people
will have to undergo medical tests to validate their claims !

Now the NHS has been at critical level for a while, whilst New Labour did much the same in terms
of structural underfunding as our Lovely Greens/PDs/FF did- thus the medical tests appear to be
Osborne's version of a red herring , Mc Creevy did the same thing when he pushed for his messy
decentralisation programmes at the height of the tiger and everyone knows what a fck up that was.

Here's the Deloitte report : http://www.ukbudget.com/EmergencyBudget/index.cfm

In the meantime News analysis is saying that the Scots ain't happy and the MSM is running
about collating Data, it is both the fiscal and psychological effect of a negative budget that
creates the imperatives, rather than the news headlines. Mr Osborne is further destabilising
the NHS and telling disabled people that he doesn't trust them !! I reckon its the first sally
and that future budgets will increase in social degeneration whilst aiding (as is usual) big
business : a five year plan .

author by lazypublication date Wed Jun 23, 2010 17:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I almost spelt the Conservative/Democratic alliance wrongly (ConDoms), afterall the pretend
lefty New Labour government refers to them in fig-leaf terms and its easy enough to slip up.

Harriet Harmon ain't happy ; but her government *had* 13 years to provide for a people
in terms of infrastructure and investment- guess what, they gambled and played with
nasty toys like Biometrics, scanners and war :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget....html

 
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