February 2021 politics thread - jab and snow

Isn’t the line that “we want to see a return to OCED average levels of corporate taxation, but during the recovery from a pandemic is not the time - we need to focus on business investment and growth instead.”

Seems they’re going for the economically responsible/friend to business angle, but I’m not exactly convinced that what they’re calling for is incompatible with a higher tax on profits.

Yes, although perhaps I’m missing something but higher corporation taxes don’t prevent things like investing in R&D or fixed capital (to some extent I guess certain investment allowances are being lowered).

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Yeah, that’s kind of what I was getting at with my last bit… I don’t see why Labour can’t call for both, but I think that’s down to them trying to brand themselves as pro-business / new management still. In my mind it’s a losing battle and the best pitch Labour have had since the earliest of New Labour in terms of cosying up to business in a way that wasn’t laughable is when Miliband talked about “Responsible Capitalism”.

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I thought that this was pretty funny


This is a brave tweet…






Fuck’s sake.

fucking hell. :open_mouth:

Scottish election campaign materials starting to trickle in. I’ve had leaflets from the Tories and the Lib Dems. Literally every line was about the SNP; not a single policy between them. Contemporary party politics sucks.


Unionist parties before the election: A vote for the SNP is a vote for another independence referendum.
SNP before the election: We intend to hold an independence referendum if we win the election.
[SNP wins election]
SNP after the election: We intend to hold an independence referendum.
Unionist parties after the election: Now is not the time. Once in a generation. Dividing families. My DaUgHtEr In PoRtSmOuTh WoUlD bEcOmE a FoReIgNeR. More/better/faster/sexier/federal devolution.

Oh good

lol interesting choice of words

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No words

Bringing in here because it’s not directly corona chat any more


It’s (IMO) an inevitable consequence of private sector involvement.

In my first job as a graduate IT dev/support guy my time was charged to clients at about six times what I was paid!


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