I really think there is a change right here - Johnson is the most positive mental attitude person I can think of (after myself of course
I posted that when he went into ICU that attitude would stand in good stead - I know that from personal experience - you will see that the conservatives will become the party of the NHS, not only that they will no longer be the party of austerity.
One of the reasons that Sunak is where he is because his predecessor was old-hand conservative - this is the new politics that our grandchildren will read about.
I hear what some are saying about we will never be the same after this, that we will be more caring and show more compassion for others, that we will prioritise those who we have relied on during these times.
I wish this were the case, but I believe our selfishness will come to the fore again and we will revert to old habits. Just look, even now, at the behaviour of some towards police trying to enforce lock down or the blaming of other individuals on this in public and on social media.
Teenagers, and older, will go back to idolising celebrities. Nurses, shop workers, refuse collectors, etc will be forgotten.
I don’t know @tommor - Money is going through a weird progression at the moment. - Interest Rates +/- 0% - So there is really no downside to debt !
@Trendswithbenefits and others forecast Interest Rates -ve shortly and I do not disagree - So if people are paying YOU money to borrow off them - Why would you try to maintain a credit balance ?
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) says that so long as you can borrow in your OWN currency - (hence the massive problems the"Southern Euro Countries" face) then debt can be ignored since you are in Sovereign control of it’s effect !
I don’t know mate - as I said - in fact I have some disturbance as to whether we can EVER get back to “Normalcy”
I can’t see either any advantage - or any need to try to get out of this by “Austerity” - in fact all I see from that route is decades of Depression and massive civil unrest - Massive Inflation ? - possible - but then we would need to raise Interest Rates which would render the Country Insolvent !
As I said mate - I don’t know
At the moment the only hope I can see is to chuck all teh Regulation we have been lumbered with over the last half cetury and reduce barriers to entry to such an extent that the Privete Sector, driven by the Profit Motive tows uskicking and screaming - into success by the sheer energy of Private Enterprise !
On Thursday, April 16, on the Sean Hannity radio show, Sean asked Cuomo straight-out whether he would run for president. Cuomo answered that he is not interested in being president, or vice president, or holding any other office in the federal government. He said he will continue as Governor of New York.
Hannity then put together a mash-up of quotes from William Tecumseh Sherman and Lyndon Johnson, asking Cuomo whether he would make “the Sherman pledge” not to run, if nominated, and not to serve, if elected – and Cuomo said he would make that pledge.
So, (1) Cuomo is off the list of possible replacements for Biden, or (2) Cuomo is lying through his teeth.
Oh wait, those two possibilities are not mutually-exclusive.
Police enforce the law, I’d say that 99% of the time the weapon used is an officer’s words.
I remember a retired officer saying he only drew his firearm once in his career - and he was shaking when he did so.
With the current emergency individual officers may not understand the intricacies of the law - the detail is vague to say the least, then again time is of the essence, a set of restrictions that would usually take months were drawn up in days.
As for the left and right, Markaria has it right, extremes are evil regardless of their label.
That is something we hear “They’re both as bad as each other” - Usually it is untrue !
Furthermore it is lazy and shows a lack of thought
We can easily see that the neo-marxist left simply wish to have POWER - and because they by default do not really have a valid argung position - use every endeavour to shut up the reasonable utterances of anyone wishing to discuss or debate on the issues.
Show me what EXACTLY where and iin what way the “Behaviour of the extreme right” makes “Them” equally af fault ?