UK Politics Thread (Part 3)

Yes, Jonathan Portes is somewhat scathing about this, it comes from a Centre Right think tank (Centre for Policy Studies - a tufton street group) and doesn’t appear to have been carried out in line with proper research standards.

That is kind of how the docks operated at one time. Men would turn up in the morning and the fixed number of workers would be taken on. The unlucky ones would go hungry. That ended with the de-casualisation of labour. Of course this is what they are trying to bring back through the gig-economy and deregulation of labour.


Definitely not! But it’s clear that immigration exacerbates the inflation and inequality due to tory economic mismanagement. The big winners from any big increase in migration - business owners, landowners and property developers whose markets/revenues/assets grow in value at the same time as their labour costs are capped by increased supply.

Again, this does not reflect the UK experience as far as I am aware.

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I’m not sure that’s true, but if it is then we should focus our fight on the latter

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Wonder what they have to hide?

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It’s really interesting and illuminating how the Cabinet office believe they should be able to decide for themselves what is relevant to the enquiry. It’s a staggering level of entitlement from a cabal of ministers who think the law should not apply to them.


Assholes. But then again not at all surprising.

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Their own shit that they lumped onto all and sundry without cutting with a poop knife first!