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Post Wed May 13, 2020 8:54 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed May 13, 2020 8:54 am
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Despite the new Tory Chancellor being flavour of the month, he has most definitely been given the most poisoned chalice in history.
A flat lining ecconomy, which has now officially shrunk over the first quarter of the year and is sure to shrink much, much further in Q2, Rishi Sunak refused yesterday, agree that we would be in recession at the end of the 2nd quarter ??
Now, I know that the current government like to put the most positive possible spin on everything, resorting to blatant lies where neccessary but, come on Rishi, you know that we are in the deepest darkest pile of cack and absolutely, a recession will be confirmed soon enough.
The only question is just how long and how deep the recession is going to be.
Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am
Posted by Cronus on Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am
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Well yes, of course a recession is coming. We're already in it. You can't - for all intents & purposes - shut down the entire economy for months and not expect a recession of some form.

The consensus is that it'll be deep and fast *avoids dirty joke*. Massive drop followed by rapid recovery as businesses get back to work. Although some sectors - hospitality and certainly aviation and overseas travel in general are likely to be slowest to recover. The difference is this isn't a consequence of some financial/economic cock-up, this is a 'black swan' event. The consequences of 2007 rolled on for over a decade and it could be argued we never fully recovered.

As for 'spin', you know for a fact that if yesterday he had said, "well yes Laura, I expect the deepest recession in 100 years", the headlines and news reports would be huge, damning and would cause nothing but panic, stress and probably contribute to the coming drop, as we saw in 2007 when the media motivated thousands to empty Northern Rock. No politician in the world is going to make a statement like that. What he HAS said is that it's "very likely" we are in a "significant recession", which I think we all know.
Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Wed May 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed May 13, 2020 12:29 pm
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Well yes, of course a recession is coming. We're already in it. You can't - for all intents & purposes - shut down the entire economy for months and not expect a recession of some form.

The consensus is that it'll be deep and fast *avoids dirty joke*. Massive drop followed by rapid recovery as businesses get back to work. Although some sectors - hospitality and certainly aviation and overseas travel in general are likely to be slowest to recover. The difference is this isn't a consequence of some financial/economic cock-up, this is a 'black swan' event. The consequences of 2007 rolled on for over a decade and it could be argued we never fully recovered.

As for 'spin', you know for a fact that if yesterday he had said, "well yes Laura, I expect the deepest recession in 100 years", the headlines and news reports would be huge, damning and would cause nothing but panic, stress and probably contribute to the coming drop, as we saw in 2007 when the media motivated thousands to empty Northern Rock. No politician in the world is going to make a statement like that. What he HAS said is that it's "very likely" we are in a "significant recession", which I think we all know.


The "deep and fast" analogy was at a time when most people believed that there would be a period of lockdown, followed be a quick re-opening of most businesses.
Although this is very early days, many (but, not all) of the countries that have started to allow some movement of people, have already seen cases climbing again and for me, it looks more like we will be "yo-yoing" for a little while and a quick rebound looks far less likely than the optimistic murmurings of 3 months ago.

Although I know what you are saying about "careless talk" having some negative effects, Sunak may have been better placed, starting to prepare people for the inevitable, after all, he knew yesterday (and long before then) that a recession was the biggest certainty in economic history, for the very reason that you mentioned.

Now, it's all about how on earth the wheels of commerce can begin to turn, without killing another 40, 50 or 100,000 UK residents.

It's little wonder that Johnson's road map to recovery only showed the first mile and a half, with everything else blurred out, so as not to disappoint.
Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Wed May 13, 2020 5:56 pm
Posted by Steph Curry on Wed May 13, 2020 5:56 pm
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All I can say is thank god the tories are in control. I dread to imagine the mess labour would make going forward
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Post Wed May 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Posted by King Street Cat on Wed May 13, 2020 6:23 pm
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Steph Curry wrote:
All I can say is thank god the tories are in control. I dread to imagine the mess labour would make going forward


Yeah. Thank God we've got a proper left wing government in charge. The Commieservatives.
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Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Wed May 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Posted by Biff Tannen on Wed May 13, 2020 6:28 pm
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Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Wed May 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Posted by ninearches on Wed May 13, 2020 6:42 pm
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Recessions come & go & the country will recover eventually ,this time there are quite a few other nations in the same boat.
Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Wed May 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed May 13, 2020 7:43 pm
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Steph Curry wrote:
All I can say is thank god the tories are in control. I dread to imagine the mess labour would make going forward


"In control", really ??
Is this roughly the same as "left to die" in an old folks home or, is there a difference :oops:
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Post Thu May 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Posted by Steph Curry on Thu May 14, 2020 7:56 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
"In control", really ??
Is this roughly the same as "left to die" in an old folks home or, is there a difference :oops:


Good job labour aren’t in charge. The entire Jewish population of the UK would be banned from getting treatment for Covid 19
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Re: Deepest recession in 100 year ?
Post Thu May 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Posted by Willzay on Thu May 14, 2020 8:31 pm
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There is literally no evidence for the argument that Labour would’ve done worse. No evidence whatsoever. It’s such a tiresome deflection tactic from the Tories’ despicable display of so called leadership.
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