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  • clubber
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    Well I’m sure that’s made you very happy, TJ 🙄

    ohnohesback
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    The effects of high petrol prices havn’t worked their way through yet…

    wrecker
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    I bet he’s shouting “I knew it, I KNEW IT!”
    We got through the last one, we’ll get through this one.

    don simon
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    So obvious this was going to happen.

    In your expert opinion what is the solution?

    TandemJeremy
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    Furious more like. Its so unessasary. It will amuse me watchingthe usual tory apologists on here trying to spin this thio.

    Economic vandalism from a bunch of idiots. The damage they have done in two years is incredible. Inflation up. growth down, unemployment up

    Premier Icon binners
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    The thing is, everywhere outside the South East has never come out of recession in the first place. So the whole ‘double dip’ thing is totally irrelevant. The fact that this came as a surprise to anyone at all, just shows how far removed both the politicians and the media are from the day to day reality of the rest of the country. Strokers!!

    swedishmatt
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    I’m tempted to start writing here but that wouldn’t do any favours to my mental well being considering the OP.

    Pigface
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    Murdoch may be about to stick the knife in as well. PMQ could be good today.

    clubber
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    From the link

    These figures are slightly worse than many expected, but the fact that the UK is now technically back in recession should not detract from the underlying reality, which is very much as predicted.

    The UK economy has been bumping along the bottom for more than a year and is still struggling to gain momentum.

    Double dip means nothing unless it’s a significant drop/rise – it’s the long bump along the bottom that’s the concern. If today’s figure had be +0.1%, preventing it being classed as a double dip, it’d not really have made any difference.

    enduro-aid
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    really TJ?? really….

    so are you suggesting that the labour solution of “lets spend our way out of this” would have been the right solution…..theres no F”’ing money!

    this problem was caused back in 08/09 by people not living within their means and more debt is not the way out

    wrecker
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    I predict another “excessive arguing” ban.

    soobalias
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    no whey, really

    what can i expect to change, except the six o’clock news saying stuff like “double dip” a lot? and some financially inept and morally corrupt labour mps hoping some of the more short term memory impaired voters can still get to the polling stations next month?

    next you will be saying that the economy is contracting, exports are down and unemployment is up.

    jota180
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    Dogma drives them, even when it’s obvious that a particular plan isn’t working, they just carry on regardless.

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    PMQ could be good today.

    I wish! Unfortunately it’ll just be another cringe-inducing display from the inarticulate half-wit presently on work experience as the leader of the labour party, as once again faced with an open net, he spoons it into row Z from 6 yards out.

    I can’t watch it any more

    allthepies
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    tandemjeremy wrote:

    So obvious this was going to happen.

    And you have the nerve to lecture THM thus:-

    YOu need to understand that what you consider axiomatic and an established fact is not so when you come from a different direction

    Priceless.

    TandemJeremy
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    S’ok Wrecker – I might just have to mock a few rabid tories tho.

    Its really funny watching them doing the doubletalk trying to explain why this is OK and not the fault of the tories incompetence.

    WackoAK
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    Great, no point listening to the news on the radio on the way home tonight. I’m fairly certain that the last time the constant media “are we in recession yet?” actually added to the whole mess.

    There was a a great quote before the figures were announced of “most city analysts expect low growth from the quarter” – these are the same idiots who caused a lot of the problems in the first place.

    KINGTUT
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    We got through the last one, we’ll get through this one.

    From a personal perspective, I’m not sure I can.

    clubber
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/apr/25/eurozone-crisis-live-uk-double-dip-recession

    9.48am: Today’s data is only the preliminary estimate of Q1 GDP in 2012, based on aroudn 42% of total output during the quarter (it mainly covered January and February).

    Joe Grice says there is: “as much chance of an upward revision as a downward one”

    Interesting – Obviously it may be worse but I wonder if it’s better (even up to +0.1% so avoiding the apparently calamitous double dip) if TJ will be shouting his apology so loud.

    As I said, the mess the Tories have made is the long term flat line around 0% growth. Small double dips are irrelevant except to those who just like lazy headlines.

    Junkyard
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    Aye you have linkled the opinion of as journalist there

    I cannot believe the might chariot of private enterprise has not careered through the recession like a Tsunami of prosperity like Gideon said it would.

    Still I am sure his tax breaks for the rich will take their full effect, raise the tax generated and bring the rush of private enterprise to save us that he keeps insisting is coming.

    Rather predicable that if you strangle the economy it will stall

    But dont worry folks remember Gideon has no Plan B so things can only get …….ah bollocks

    jota180
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    According to a gov spokesman on the radio, it’s the weather that’s to blame

    TandemJeremy
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    TandemJeremy said » So obvious this was going to happen.

    I ( and many others ) predicted this a year ago

    Not the same at all as teamhurtmore. It was obvious that the tories incompetence would lead to this – and it has come true. What teamhurtmore does is accepts as established facts idealogical interpretations and positions then extrapolates from that to reach erroneous conclusion

    We got through the last one, we’ll get through this one

    Apparently we didnt.

    grum
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    So even their pathetically manufactured ‘fuel crisis’ didn’t quite push us out of recession eh?

    clubber
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    I blame the weather for stuff too 🙂

    I figured that the fuel crisis was to deflect attention from other things. You may be right though – if the Jan/Feb figures showed us heading towards negative growth I can easily believe that would be an attempt to increase revenues. Anyone got the figures to hand for what -0.2% growth equates to in GBP and how much extra tax the goverment made on the additional petrol sales?

    don simon
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    It will amuse me watchingthe usual tory apologists on here trying to spin this thio.

    Transparent trolling and not adding anything constructive to the forum. Ho hum. This place is really going downhill. 😥

    Junkyard
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    Interesting – Obviously it may be worse but I wonder if it’s better (even up to +0.1% so avoiding the apparently calamitous double dip) if TJ will be shouting his apology so loud.

    Why TJ would have to apologies for the figures being wrong? Did he make them?
    They could be revised downwards so would you then admit is was “not good”?

    teamhurtmore
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    Fortunately ATP, the rest of us can access sensible arguments and commentary including that of an ex-Labour party member and long time donor, Gavin Davies in today’s FT. Articulate, balanced and based on sound economic facts. It’s an interesting analysis (if inconvenient for some):

    http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2012/04/24/why-uk-gdp-continues-to-lag-the-g7/#axzz1t2gf0phL

    But never let facts, get in the way of a good argument 😉

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    Has the ‘March of the Makers’ not worked then?

    How terribly disappointing. I had my hopes pinned on that.

    And the re balancing of the economy away from the short termism of financial services? That’s going well, I presume?

    grum
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    so are you suggesting that the labour solution of “lets spend our way out of this” would have been the right solution…..theres no F”’ing money!

    Well, some Nobel prize-winning economists have suggested exactly that, but what do they know?

    Tax cuts for the rich, that will sort it.

    LapSteel
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    I live near Bacup…its been in recession since the early 80’s

    Probably due to the weather….

    clubber
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    JY – I don’t think it’s good either way – my point is that the double dip really means nothing other than for politicos who like the playground name calling that will now ensue.

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    I see that its my industry that is pulling us down again. Construction really is desolate at the moment. Singularly depressing being in this industry.

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    swedishmatt – Member
    I’m tempted to start writing here but that wouldn’t do any favours to my mental well being considering the OP.

    Please do, I need a laugh to cheer me up on this rainy day!

    enduro-aid – Member
    really TJ?? really….

    so are you suggesting that the labour solution of “lets spend our way out of this” would have been the right solution…..theres no F”’ing money!

    this problem was caused back in 08/09 by people not living within their means and more debt is not the way out

    Yawn. Were Labour in charge of Greece? Portugal? Spain? Ireland? The USA?

    TandemJeremy
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    Pop – he appears with his desperate defence of his beloved tories

    From your link – a tory supporting paper thru thick and thin

    . Looking at the whole period since the recession started, the UK GDP figures continue to lag behind all other countries in the G7, except Italy:

    Others believe that the weakness of UK output, especially in recent quarters, has been due to the government’s programme of fiscal austerity, and see the short and long-term weakness of GDP as a repudiation of that decision.

    titusrider
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    Pretty sure reasoned argument will not get me anywhere so I will sigh and let TJ have his fun.

    Would love to see TJ try and do better and watch as we decend into socialism………..

    clubber
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    And that’s exactly the point, double dip or not is irrelevant except for those who enjoy playground politics and name calling. What matters is the long term “weakness of UK output”

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    If I didn’t watch the news I wouldn’t know there was a recession on…

    I think I might stop watching the news.

    KINGTUT
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    JY – I don’t think it’s good either way – my point is that the double dip really means nothing other than for politicos who like the playground name calling that will now ensue.

    Whilst I don;t doubt that clubber, at ground level or at least the views from a lot my clients is bleak to say the least.

    TandemJeremy
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    Clubber – the point is tory economic policy is damaging the country badly. This is just one indication of it. Yes of course tiny negative growth or tiny positive growth makes little real world difference but it so amusing watching the rabid tories on here attempting to defend the economic incompetence of their beloved tories

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