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[challenge entry] Bus Swap

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(, Tue 12 Feb 2019, 22:37, archived)
A porky... maybe... but I love the explanation online: "UK's rebate is deducted before the money is sent - the correct figure in 2014 for the amount sent was £276m a week."

I love the qualification of if you exclude the rebate (i.e. them giving us money back we gave) then it's ONLY £276m.

And that I am now thinking what's £74m here and there anyway in a claim? I am getting desensitised to lunacy.

(, Wed 13 Feb 2019, 22:57, archived)
# Don't forget to also subtract...
The £800m per week we have lost already because of brexshit uncertainty....


Just sayin'
(, Thu 14 Feb 2019, 13:54, archived)
# Not down to a global slowdown then?
I think Brexit is daft, but all EU countries are one the downward trend right now due to global factors. Brexit certainly doesn't help, but it isn't the black/white logic that is being applied by all sides. I despair of the simplistic headline grabbing reporting of the economy right now. Newspapers are highly selective in their reporting and often leave out pertinent detail to give a political slant. It's all shaped to fit an agenda rather than reporting facts :-(
(, Thu 14 Feb 2019, 16:46, archived)
Yeah, both sides completely report what they want to reinforce their opinion.

Which should be no surprise, but I look at the Express, Mail, Guardian, Telegraph each day (at least check what they're reporting, if not reading it all) and it's all just self reinforcement for what they believe.
(, Sat 16 Feb 2019, 14:57, archived)
I think if they put on the bus... "But we may lose £800m a week based upon future predictions of our government makeing a shit show of negotiating" then I doubt it'd have had had the same panache.
(, Sat 16 Feb 2019, 14:56, archived)