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What is it about the filthy rich...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That puts them off buying a drop of soap and water like the poor do?
     
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  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I think it's the link to filthy lucre - it you've got it you must be contaminated by it.
     
  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Cos its the rich wot gets the pleasure, the poor wot gets the blame?
     
  4. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    It's the same the whole world over!
     
  5. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Where there's muck there's brass.
     
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  6. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    And where there's dwarves, there's gold!
     
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  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    perhaps the pipes in those ancestral castles need replacing?

    ________________________________
    damnant quod non intellegunt
     
  8. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Where there is brass a foreign company has produced it:(
     
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  9. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

  10. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Do you remember Thomas Boltons, in Oakamoor? Copper/Brass tubes and bi-metal strip, all gone now, they were there for well over 100 years. No doubt similar companies now gone in many areas.
     
  11. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    loss making companies often do and always have.
     
  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Strategically important Industries need to be protected or we will end up as a nation dependent on others. We are there now, I hope the bean counters are first in the line when the crunch comes.
     
  13. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    But you need someone to do simple addition, no?
     
  14. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    What does that mean in practice? The state covers their losses? Makes up their pension deficit? Companies go bust because the cannot pay their creditors, hmrc, employees and suppliers.
     
  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    The MoS today had a mention of Tony Blair ignoring the tariffs that the USA placed on British steel at the time Tony was wetting himself to go to war for George W Bush.
     
  16. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    What it means in practice is you cannot have security and independence on the cheap or at someone else's whim/fancy. The bean counters have not reached that conclusion yet, nor will they until it is too late. Which it already is btw.
     
  17. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    So you advocate state subsidy of all loss making companies that you consider important for independence and security?
    Your disdain suggests you consider financial management unimportant.
     
  18. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    YES where it is necessary and your disdain of our manufacturing industry is symptomatic of how we are in the world today. Pandering to China, Saudi and the like for business.
    Not at all, it is the overarching importance given to it along with the lies perpetrated by our masters (political mainly) on their alter that I disdain. Bottom line figures always omit the social and strategic costs resulting from such narrow views.
     
  19. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    The necessary can be extensive. I don;t think it viable to pay subsidies year on year to shipbuilding, steel making, aircraft manufacture etc etc. Indeed, with guaranteed subsidies there is little incentive to run a business profitably,
    Bottom line figures are reality. f business are to be the vehicle to reduce social and strategic costs than they will require state subsidy e.g if you want to manufacture a product (or provide a service) at a loss for social/strategic reasons, the state must cover the loss.
     
  20. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    That would depend on how the enterprise was managed. We currently have a political class (and Civil Service) that has little to no imagination other than the status-quo.
    YES if necessary, Germany, Japan, USA, France, Italy all do it.
     

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