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Paigntonian | 00:27 Thu 04th Mar 2021 | News
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Always difficult for an Opposition leader to reply to a Budget when they've only had an hour to view its content. But Starmer is now a definite contender for the Geoffrey Howe Medal for coma-enducing drivel. None of the news bulletins this afternoon and evening could even find one sentence of his to use.

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I think Opposition leaders get confidential early sight of the budget - but he still couldn't think of anything
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Brainiac: That's what I said. They get an hour.
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And you don't need to see the Budget proposals to prepare some interesting remarks about, for example, inequality.
Completely agree. Blair would have ripped it to shreds...
On the BBC news on Tuesday morning one of the reporters said that the press were given copies of "the proposed Budget" 24 hrs in advance so they could prepare their reactions and bulletins. It was "proposed" until it was read out in Parliament. Sure Mr Starmer would have had at least 24 hrs as well. He is the gift that keeps giving.
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It's a cliche, but I think we need an effective Opposition. Corbyn wasn't it and, sadly, neither is Starmer. Labour are in terrible trouble.
I find most of what takes place within the confines of the 'House' to be a tad coma-inducing.
"Labour are in terrible trouble"

They really are. And your point about an effective opposition is not a cliché at all...
The leader of the opposition is obliged to say it's all rubbish to the Budget when they haven't had the proper time to fully analyze the details. It all seems a bit contrived. There were some good things in the Budget and some not so good things. Areas like social care, education, NHS and green issues were hardly mentioned at all
What chance has Labour got?A nationalist party in power down in England,a nationalist party in power up here in Scotland.Karl Marx said that capitalism and capitalists would eat themselves.He was wrong-socialists and socialism are eating themselves.

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