Mr Cameroon investing in the infrastructure of UK PLC, at last
David Cameron vows to boost infrastructure projects
Just giving large companies a better profit margin,or what, and not really creating any new jobs, just moping up all the ones from industries him and his mates have helped close or relocate to foreign countries.Posted 6 years agomtb2020Member
@project – yeah Cameron, can’t think of much that’s good to say about him. I’ve sought refuge here in a way from the Guardian talkboards – who go on about all manner of stuff night and day to do with him. I don’t just want to be negative for the sake of it, because it’s an easy trap to fall in to, but there’s so little I agree with in terms of his party’s policies, just what can you do.Posted 6 years ago
aP wat we now need is desk killing, to go with all the deskilling of the last decades, seems as everyone wants their own desk as opposed to work bench or to work on something that produces wealth and well being for the uk plc, like roads, railways,construction, heavy engineering,chemicla engineering,and lots more etc etc, not paper shuffling or desk jockeying.Posted 6 years ago
David Cameron has promised an “all-out mission” to kick-start infrastructure projects and revive the economy.
I hope this is as successful as his last big idea, and “all-out mission”, that he was so passionately committed too? That’s all going really well isn’t it? What was it called again? The big something-or-other…
He seems to have stop mentioning it. Probably as there’s no need to due to it all going so swimmingly, and ticking over quite nicely, thank you very much…..Posted 6 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Cap’t John – whether Plan A has done enough to promote growth and/or balance growth/fiscal discipline will be open to some debate, but you can’t take away the fact that the gov has maintained enough credibility to ensure that borrowing costs have remained low. For that, they need a pat on the back. We shall see if they get the other balances correct. Fortunately, we have the flexibility in the FX markets unlike the southern states of Europe who remained terminally doomed.
I fear that the context will change for the worse as the Euro inevitably breaks up and this will require a shift towards more growth-oriented policies. Plan B will have to come before then. Looking at what is happening to Greece and financial markets today suggests that this could be soon!
Whether UK inc gets the benefits of the infrastructure boosts will depend on two things – can we do the jobs better and (rather than or hopefully) competitively. Again the jury is out on this one!Posted 6 years ago
In reality of course, this is all horse-shit. Its classic Nu Labourism. One of Comrade Gordons favourite ruses. Announcing this with a grand fanfare, when in fact there’s no new money here, just the same old guff that was committed to anyway under the regional development agencies, only with less funding. Endlessly recycled.
Usual political smoke and mirrors. Having said that, at least the Tories had the honesty to have a slimy PR man deliver the “Good News” (rejoice oh common peasants!). Then we at least know what we’re getting.
I’m afraid Plan A really is the only thing they believe in. And if by the end of it we’re all living in mud huts and hamsters are the common form of currency, this lot couldn’t care less. It won’t effect them in the slightestPosted 6 years ago
Oh look. Maaaaybe have to hold back on the doom and gloom fellas.
UK economic growth picks up to 0.5% The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The growth in the July-to-September period compared with a 0.1% expansion in gross domestic product (GDP) in the previous quarter.
The ONS said that growth in the second quarter of the year had been affected by one-off factors such as the Japanese tsunami and the extra bank holiday.
GDP is the total amount of goods and services produced by the UK economy.Posted 6 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
Railways, cycle tracks,solar power generation, wind turbines, etc.
Ah, of course! That’ll help get things going again, because we all know that the railway industry is crying out for more cash after raping customers with annual price increases well above inflation. Seriously, 5k for a ****** season ticket to work? Yeah, that’s supporting the argument that it’s always better to work than take benefits.
Solar power generation is a con – it’s vaguely profitable at the moment thanks to the huge subsidies those of us without the option to fit them are paying; and did you miss the fact that wind turbines aren’t built in the UK any more?Posted 6 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Oh look. Maaaaybe have to hold back on the doom and gloom fellas.
Woooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooo. Rejoice indeed common serfs!! Your masters have delivered unto you a 0.5% growth on top of a 12 month period of economic stagnation. We may be leaching skilled engeineering jobs at BAE and replacing them with part-time positions stacking shelves at Tesco’s, but hey – that’s globilisation for you
Whoopeee-****ing-do! I’ll bake a cake, shall I?Posted 6 years ago
Or alternatively, are we not hitting the point where we say **** it and go out and spank sqillions upon squillions of pounds that we will never, ever, ever be able to pay back. A bit like Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Iceland…
We’re all doomed! And the Chinese will literally own everything within 6 months anyway. Come on! Lets have a party!Posted 6 years agoTPTcruiserSubscriber
The failure of a company called MF something yesterday, a hedge fund/financial creative instrument inventor/trader was probably good news for the Euro governments as it shows that messing about on the speculative edges of currency trading can lead to extinction.Posted 6 years ago
May possibly take the wilder edge off the turbulence and give Euro land time to grow. Good for us.
Hot air talk on infrastructure is just that.ohnohesbackMember
I thought the nation was on it’s uppers yet billions can be w*nk*d off on ridiculous projects such as HS2. WHAT is the all-fired hurry to get from London to Brum twenty minutes quicker? Or the constant whining from the air travel industry that unless the whole of the south-east is turned into a giant airport for people to fly on a whim that the gears will all grind to a shuddering halt. There are things such as the telephone and the internet that can provide instant communication…Posted 6 years ago
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