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Osbourne hates workers - The Daily Telgraph watch

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...e-workers.html
    No, this isn't coming from the Guardian, but the torygraph themeslves. Pretty worrying for Osborune that his own cheerleaders are turning on him.

    I'm incredibly surprised to see the Telegraph attack Osbourne is this way, such a rarity that they do.

    The current problems Osbourne are facing steam from the unfunded £12 billion in welfare cuts that the tories pledged befroe the election without saying where they'd come from.

    Amazing to see the Torygraph say this:

    Tax credits have certainly grown out of control, but taking money away from millions of working families already on the breadline has proved politically horrific. These are the people doing everything the Tories have asked of them, and can’t now understand why they are being penalised
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    This is why we need more Liberal Democrat MP's.
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    (Original post by IAMADAM27)
    This is why we need more UKIP MP's.
    Ukip voted for cuts to tax credits...
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    It is no real revelation to those that don't so easily buy into the Conservative "hard working tax payer" PR guff, although it is good to see some dissent in the Barclay Brothers owned paper.
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    It is no real revelation to those that don't so easily buy into the Conservative "hard working tax payer" PR guff, although it is good to see some dissent in the Barclay Brothers owned paper.
    Aye. Now Tory supporters need to decide whether they slate the Torygraph or slate the chancellor.
    If this very same article, word for word appeared in the guardian - they'd instantly dismiss it as leftist, Isis-supporting propaganda. Let's see how they react to he telegraph.
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    There comes a point where all but the most ardent of supporters have to seriously question policy on both sides of the political spectrum. The Telegraph as a broadsheet aimed at a well educated demographic of society has to ask these questions and it is great that they are doing so. The Guardian also got stuck into Corbyn over the past few months; critical analysis and discussion of policies inevitably lead to better policies and policy implementation. Even as someone on the moderate left of the spectrum I have more issues with the implementation and timing of the policy than the policy itself. Weaning big business and it's employees off tax credits is good for the economy but people, who are already relatively poor being made up to £1000 a year worse off until 2017 is too much of a price to pay. Time the policies correctly and the impact is felt to a much lesser extent in relative terms, on the bottom lines of corporations who benefit from the tax credit system subsidising wages for their low paid workers.
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    Vote conservatives; Richer get richer, Poorer get poorer..
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    Seems he's over thought this too much. Had he kept with tax credits and just delayed them as the Lords pushed on him (they never defeated the bill, just amended it) or even just rammed them through anyway then he could have spoke about how it was required and about the other stuff they'd do by the election to alleviate it (freezing rail fares or petrol duty).

    Unfortunately he's miscalculated here and let off those who can cope (people are not on the bread line to the degree the media makes out) and has instead gone for a less numerous but poorer group.

    Its a mess and he needs to react quickly to save himself from damage.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Seems he's over thought this too much. Had he kept with tax credits and just delayed them as the Lords pushed on him (they never defeated the bill, just amended it) or even just rammed them through anyway then he could have spoke about how it was required and about the other stuff they'd do by the election to alleviate it (freezing rail fares or petrol duty).

    Unfortunately he's miscalculated here and let off those who can cope (people are not on the bread line to the degree the media makes out) and has instead gone for a less numerous but poorer group.

    Its a mess and he needs to react quickly to save himself from damage.
    On a personal level it's very damaging and certainly toxifying his own image.
    Osborne is not an economist, he's a tactician. He sets up traps and watches his opponents fall into them. This time however, he's stumbled into his own trap.
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    I will be sticking with the tories for now.

    I believe the economic plan is working. If the plan is selling everything to China.
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    (Original post by ikhan94)
    Vote conservatives; Richer get richer, Poorer get poorer..
    Don't kid yourself that the Labour Party would be any better.


    This isn't the first anti-Osbourne article that has come out of the Torygraph recently is it? Are they just making an early play to influence who succeeds Cameron as Conservative Party Leader?
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    I will be sticking with the tories for now.

    I believe the economic plan is working. If the plan is selling everything to China.
    Most foreign investment to the UK actually comes from the US.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Most foreign investment to the UK actually comes from the US.
    Fastest overseas investor is China BY FAR. Largest reserves and country with the highest savings ratio.

    By the looks of the lack of fireworks i seen last night, they have all the fireworks now too!
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Fastest overseas investor is China BY FAR. Largest reserves and country with the highest savings ratio.

    By the looks of the lack of fireworks i seen last night, they have all the fireworks now too!
    That may be true globally but the US invests more in the UK.

    Plenty round here.
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    (Original post by ikhan94)
    Vote conservatives; Richer get richer, Poorer get poorer..
    And yet poor income is about 60% higher in real terms since 1979 despite two thirds of that time being Conservative government. The NHS also continues to still exist, despite similar tired left-wing cliches.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    That may be true globally but the US invests more in the UK.

    Plenty round here.
    But the trend is more important than the current ok. I welcome our new Chinese masters!
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    That may be true globally but the US invests more in the UK.

    Plenty round here.
    Indeed, 45% of all foreign investment in the UK is held by U.S. and Canadian businesses.
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    Don't kid yourself that the Labour Party would be any better.


    This isn't the first anti-Osbourne article that has come out of the Torygraph recently is it? Are they just making an early play to influence who succeeds Cameron as Conservative Party Leader?
    As ever the Torygraph, like the party it propagandises for, is split between Eurosceptic populism and bourgeois capital hedge funds etc etc. Now that these positions are coalescing around Osborne and Boris Johnson we may expect to see more surprising pieces from the paper.
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    (Original post by pol pot noodles)
    And yet poor income is about 60% higher in real terms since 1979 despite two thirds of that time being Conservative government. The NHS also continues to still exist, despite similar tired left-wing cliches.
    And yet the CPI has more than doubled just since 1988. Same with house prices which in real terms are 2.5x what they were in 1979.
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    It's very important when a paper like this discredits the Tories, everyone expects it from The Mirror or Guardian. But this could make a big difference. I think they are right, they arepushing the envelope too far, even with people who'd usually be sympathetic to them. I think they may lose the election next if they carry on, and if the NHS suffers more.
 
 
 
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