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    We'd just come out a recession, of course the...

    We'd just come out a recession, of course the unemployment rate is going to fall. Didn't fall all the way back to where it was when the top rate corporate tax rate was 40 or 50% though, did it?
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    There's a graph right there telling you that it...

    There's a graph right there telling you that it didn't. Are you blind or something?

    Unemployment didn't get down to what it had been pre-Thatcher's tax cuts until like 2015, over three decades...
  3. This is about the best summery of the modern...

    This is about the best summery of the modern conservative movement I've seen.
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    https://i0.wp.com/www.bruceonpolitics.com/wp-conte...

    https://i0.wp.com/www.bruceonpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Tax-corporation-650.jpg?resize=650%2C424
    https://www.economicshelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/unemployment-1881-2015.png
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    That correlation between corporate tax and...

    That correlation between corporate tax and unemployment in full:

    https://images.procon.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/ctax-v-unemployment1.jpg

    Source (US Data)
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    It takes 3 to 5 years for most businesses to...

    It takes 3 to 5 years for most businesses to start turning a profit for the government to even tax.

    The owner will have been paying themselves a salary to live on during that time. Once they...
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    People who start small businesses are generally...

    People who start small businesses are generally not motivated primarily by money, since making as much money as you would have made if you'd just worked a regular job is extremely difficult and most...
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    The thing about the whole Times thing was that he...

    The thing about the whole Times thing was that he was then able to just walk straight into a job on the Telegraph, presumably because he knew Max Hastings. Can you imagine almost anyone else scoring...
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    Randblade, post your fucking sources. It's basic...

    Randblade, post your fucking sources. It's basic courtesy.

    I'm sick of spending hours trawling round the internet trying to find where the information you post comes from because literally any...
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    Here's a picture of the sculpture. I think it's...

    Here's a picture of the sculpture. I think it's very tasteful, I don't know what the Tory's are complaining about.
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    Get a load of this, right. Boris Johnson,...

    Get a load of this, right.

    Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has backed out of yet another TV debate, this time on climate change. He was replaced with a big block of ice....
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    "Haze of war" ...

    "Haze of war"



    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/us/navy-seal-edward-gallagher-isis.html
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    Yeah, but Corbyn may have mispronounced a dude's...

    Yeah, but Corbyn may have mispronounced a dude's name and isn't that the Real Racism? </uk media>
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    I know you've never wanted a no deal Brexit, but...

    I know you've never wanted a no deal Brexit, but you've always made the case that a no deal Brexit - were it to happen - would not be that big of a deal, and the UK economy would essentially be able...
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    According to the OBR, no deal Brexit - which...

    According to the OBR, no deal Brexit - which you've spend the last 3 years telling us would be basically fine - would cause the UK economy to shrink by 2% by the end of 2020. 2% of the UK GDP is...
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    @Randblade: A) The small profits rate is on...

    @Randblade:

    A) The small profits rate is on profits up over 300,000 and I think it's banded like income tax, it has nothing to do with turnover
    B) Just because your hypothetical SME owner was...
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    "Hyperbole", yeah, let's go with that. :o ...

    "Hyperbole", yeah, let's go with that. :o

    Anyway, it's a tax on profits, so it can't turn any businesses into loss makers.
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    That must be why no small businesses existed in...

    That must be why no small businesses existed in the late aughts, when Brown made exactly the same change to the small profits rate. Or under Major when it was 25% or so.
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    There's going to be so much tactical voting this...

    There's going to be so much tactical voting this time around the BBC analysts are going to have an absolute field day come election night.
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    They're currently a more, ahem, "tax efficient"...

    They're currently a more, ahem, "tax efficient" way for business owners to pay themselves instead of a salary. I guess a lot of small business owners do that, so if they can't do that anymore the...
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    A 2% rise over two years? Whatever will they do.

    A 2% rise over two years? Whatever will they do.
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    Storage (and transmission) tech is vital if we go...

    Storage (and transmission) tech is vital if we go full renewable, whatever flavour or combination we use. There was a period of 9 days with basically no wind last summer.
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    People are talking about fusion power and orbital...

    People are talking about fusion power and orbital solar installations in this thread and I can't get a bit speculative about future development of renewable tech and storage? We can't do the...
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    All the options we have are sub-optimal in some...

    All the options we have are sub-optimal in some way.

    Fossil Fuels: dirty, dangerous, relies on obtaining a particular resource
    Fission: dangerous, expensive, relies on obtaining a particular...
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