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Madame Tussauds has removed its wax figure of Kanye West from public view – becoming the latest institution to effectively “drop” the US rapper following antisemitic and anti-black remarks.

The landmark London museum moved the figure of the rapper – who has legally changed his name to Ye – to an archive room, a symbolic representation of his fall from grace over the past few days, during which he lost his talent representation, connections to major fashion houses and other lucrative relationships.

As sportswear brand Adidas ended its estimated €250m partnership with Ye, reportedly costing him his billionaire status, many are asking if the music and fashion mogul’s decades-long career is over.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/oct/26/kanye-west-wax-figure-removed-from-public-view-at-madame-tussauds

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt are exploring tax increases and public spending cuts worth up to 50 billion pounds ($57.84 billion) a year to fill a hole in public finances. 

Ministers are hoping the measures will not have to be implemented in full in the fiscal statement to be published on Nov. 17, FT said, but officials want the government to use the 50 billion pound estimate after being given weak economic forecasts by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-sunak-explores-tax-rises-spending-cuts-up-50-bln-stg-ft-2022-10-27/

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Revealed: the £30bn cost of Liz Truss’s disastrous mini-budget
 

Analysis shows former PM was responsible for half of the Treasury’s £60bn fiscal hole as chancellor prepares to announce cuts in Thursday’s budget
 

Liz Truss’s disastrous mini-budget cost the country a staggering £30bn – doubling the sum that the Treasury says will have to be raised by Jeremy Hunt this week in a huge programme of tax rises and spending cuts.

The independent Resolution Foundation calculates that the Truss government was responsible for about £30bn of the fiscal hole which the Treasury puts at £60bn, and which Hunt will have to tackle in the autumn statement on Thursday.

The thinktank also says the £30bn figure would have been far higher without the U-turns already taken by Hunt on the Truss plans.….

 

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2022/nov/12/revealed-the-30bn-cost-of-liz-trusss-disastrous-mini-budget
 

 

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On 10/21/2022 at 1:46 AM, herbie said:

Internet meme wins!

The 'head of lettuce' lasted longer than Truss as PM

I can remember them both: The lettuce and Liz Truss.

That was a fine piece of British humour.

And over the years that lettuce may become even more memorable than Liz Truss!   :)

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Brexit always seemed like a bizarre waste of energy. Countless trade deals will now have to be laboriously negotiated, not least with the EU itself. The damage to small businesses in Britain has already been considerable:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/nov/15/cheesemaker-sells-firm-to-overcome-brexit-barriers-after-losing-600000-in-sales


Imagine getting this advice as your company goes down the plug hole - from the government that caused the problem

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Government departments advised him to seek out new business in “emerging markets”, counsel he said was risible given the huge market on Britain’s doorstep.

 

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The penny is beginning to drop:

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The boss of Britain’s biggest airport group has said there is “no doubt” that Brexit has damaged the UK economy, adding that it has “massively exacerbated” worker shortages.

 

Although not for everybody:

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Charlotte Vere, the aviation minister, when asked later at the conference to name a Brexit benefit for the industry, suggested that the UK would be able to modernise its airspace. “Our ability to proceed with airspace modernisation is different from in the EU … I see that as a constraint [on the EU]. From our perspective, I believe we will be able to develop our aviation sector,” she said.


An airline executive responds:

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In response to Lady Vere’s comments, Walsh said: “Jesus, we’re an island, we’re going to reform our airspace? What, you’ll be able to fly from Heathrow to Manchester quicker than you can today?”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/nov/21/no-doubt-brexit-damaged-uk-economy-says-airports-boss

 

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Here is some seriously unleashed, Brexit-worthy bucaneering. It’s the sort of wild ‘profit-taking’ that indicates terminal political gangrene within a government. The time for amputation has arrived. 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/23/revealed-tory-peer-michelle-mone-secretly-received-29m-from-vip-lane-ppe-firm

 

The Conservative peer Michelle Mone and her children secretly received £29m originating from the profits of a PPE business that was awarded large government contracts after she recommended it to ministers, documents seen by the Guardian indicate.

 

Asked by the Guardian last year why Mone did not include PPE Medpro in her House of Lords register of financial interests, her lawyer replied: “Baroness Mone did not declare any interest as she did not benefit financially and was not connected to PPE Medpro in any capacity.”



The aptly named Mr. Conn must have enjoyed penning this paragraph:
 

The leaked documents, which were produced by the bank HSBC, appear to contradict that statement. They state that Mone’s husband, the Isle of Man-based financier Douglas Barrowman, was paid at least £65m in profits from PPE Medpro, and then distributed the funds through a series of offshore accounts, trusts and companies.



And finally, a nugget of wisdom from her Ladyship to all you hopeless proles out there:
 

Mone posted a series of perfectly posed pictures, including ones on the deck of the Lady M, with reflections on her state of contentment. “Decide what makes you happy and just go for it,” she wrote on one.
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I see Brexit is being mentioned in the same breath as catastrophes like Putin and Covid these days: 

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Overall, the Bank said that while it believed the UK was still heading for a recession, the downturn may be shorter and shallower than previously expected.

The Governor, Andrew Bailey, said Brexit was one of a series of “significant economic shocks” to have had an impact along with the Covid pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing rise in energy costs.


https://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/brexit-hit-to-uk-economy-coming-through-faster-than-expected-bank-of-england-b1057542.html

 

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More bad news for the Brexiteers:

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An extraordinary cross-party summit bringing together leading leavers and remainers – including Michael Gove and senior members of Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet – has been held in high secrecy to address the failings of Brexit and how to remedy them in the national interest, the Observer can reveal.
 


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/feb/11/revealed-secret-cross-party-summit-held-to-confront-failings-of-brexit

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A recent poll shows support for Scottish independence has fallen to 39 %. 

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3 minutes ago, Aristides said:

Boo hoo.

Sounds like pro-globalist hooey to me.

You conveniently forgot to include this part:

"which Carnarvon says reflects not just Brexit but also the hit to the hospitality industry from COVID-19 and the cost-of-living crisis."

 

 

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9 hours ago, athos said:

 

China is preventing nasty Anglo-Khazarian mafia to harm the world. Since the Soros professional "protesters" left Hong we Kong people can live in peace again.

😀

 

Tovarisch stop trying to give the impression you are from Hong Kong, you had the location here listed as Vancouver, then when you were found out, you changed it quickly to Hong Kong to match the other locations that you post around. 

Please, I hope some of those Australian posters come and read the mistakes that you made here, did you get caught there too?!

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On 3/14/2023 at 6:37 PM, OftenWrong said:

Boo hoo.

Sounds like pro-globalist hooey to me.

You conveniently forgot to include this part:

"which Carnarvon says reflects not just Brexit but also the hit to the hospitality industry from COVID-19 and the cost-of-living crisis."

 

 

The UK has the worst economy in the G7 by far. Brexit is a major part of it. COVID- 19 was world wide.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/31/why-the-uk-economy-is-shrinking-fast

 

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4 minutes ago, Aristides said:

The UK has the worst economy in the G7 by far. Brexit is a major part of it. COVID- 19 was world wide.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/31/why-the-uk-economy-is-shrinking-fast

 

That's ok, they deomcratically chose this path for themselves. I know some of you leftards cannot fathom the concept of self-determination against globalism.

They have the ability to raise themselves up and cast off the yoke of globalist control. For Canada there is no hope.

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So you people carry on and enjoy your Moo Goo Guy Pan.

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32 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

It's such a dumb term.  So is leftard.

The left hated the current deals and conservatives made them.

Good point. Happily I am not partisan. Whoever made deals with China etc. did so by claiming it would build bridges between societies that historically were enemies. Many people had their doubts about that claim, and they were right. Now instead of just being our ideological opponents re communism, they are also become very wealthy ideological opponents. As well as technically advanced.

It's not so much left right thing in that regard but about the money.

Reminds me when I was a kid in a fight with another kid. He went and got a big baseball bat but it was made of green plastic. I picked up a big rock. Then the kid comes and says, "If you put down the rock, I'll put down the bat". So I, being just a kid and naively trusting put down the rock.

"Womp! Womp! Womp!"

:D 

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10 minutes ago, OftenWrong said:

1. Whoever made deals with China etc. did so by claiming it would build bridges between societies that historically were enemies.

 

2. Reminds me when I was a kid in a fight with another kid. He went and got a big baseball bat but it was made of green plastic. I picked up a big rock. Then the kid comes and says, "If you put down the rock, I'll put down the bat". So I, being just a kid and naively trusting put down the rock.

"Womp! Womp! Womp!"

:D 

1. I think that they were hoping for that.  Find a quote from one of the architects of those deals that says it would certainly come to pass.  And there are trade barriers with China now, but trade is bigger than ever.

2 Great story.  Bad analogy.

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