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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Ohh i think they've topped that one. £180 billion in borrowing this year alone. National debt at what is it now, £3trillion?

    If thats what labour manage during the good times i dont think we need them in power for the hard times ahead.
    Don't look at the debt as something plainly bad - it was a necessary evil during a recession in order to stimulate the economy enough to prevent a depression. The times we are having would be a lot worse if the government hadn't done anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Don't look at the debt as something plainly bad - it was a necessary evil during a recession in order to stimulate the economy enough to prevent a depression. The times we are having would be a lot worse if the government hadn't done anything...
    Said debt would also be much less if we'd saved responsibly during the boom years rather than, say, flogging off all our gold reserves and spending like mad to try and look good compared to the Tories. Yay politicking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Said debt would also be much less if we'd saved responsibly during the boom years rather than, say, flogging off all our gold reserves and spending like mad to try and look good compared to the Tories. Yay politicking!
    Indeed, that I can't disagree with. The labour government has wasted an awfully large amount of money over the 10 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Oh no! Gerby!? Whats wrong with him!?
    Bit of a skin problem - not looking too well. He will be at the Vets tomorrow evening but I am fearing the worst.....

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    Do you want another example of crazy decision making in this country?

    London councils routinely take themselves to court over disputed parking tickets their wardens issue to their own vehicles, it has emerged.

    In one case, Islington Council not only issued a parking ticket to itself, but then pursued itself at the Parking Adjudicator and then asked for costs against itself.

    London councils sue themselves for parking offences - Times Online

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    aww, poor thing? Is he getting on a bit? He's out and about at the moment...

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    Sadly a lot of people see small animals as disposable pets and don't realise the time/cost involved. I took one of my rabbits to be spayed last week which cost me £72. Probably costs about £100 a year to get them vaccinated.

    I help at a small animal rescue and there are so many animals that get handed in as people realise they can't afford them, especially at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joh619 View Post
    Sadly a lot of people see small animals as disposable pets and don't realise the time/cost involved. I took one of my rabbits to be spayed last week which cost me £72. Probably costs about £100 a year to get them vaccinated.

    I help at a small animal rescue and there are so many animals that get handed in as people realise they can't afford them, especially at the moment.
    So true. When I was at uni, me and my ex adopted rats from our local sanctuary as they couldn't look after them properly. We ended up, over 9 rats and 3 years, spending about £2k in vets bills, food, bedding etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    aww, poor thing? Is he getting on a bit? He's out and about at the moment...
    He's about 2 and a half - at the moment he is up and down in stages - one min looking fine, the next not too good - I notice he has made a bed and gone back to sleep but is now up again !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Don't look at the debt as something plainly bad - it was a necessary evil during a recession in order to stimulate the economy enough to prevent a depression. The times we are having would be a lot worse if the government hadn't done anything...
    I'll tell that to my kids when they're paying it off.

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    Dont worry the debt will be constantly devalued through inflation and the diluting of the pound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Dont worry the debt will be constantly devalued through inflation and the diluting of the pound!
    Sorry, I forgot. Well, thats all right then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'll tell that to my kids when they're paying it off.
    I'll be paying it off too... But I'd rather that than massive unemployment due to a depression to be honest.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Dont worry the debt will be constantly devalued through inflation and the diluting of the pound!
    Huzzah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Dont worry the debt will be constantly devalued through inflation and the diluting of the pound!
    So with pay levels remaining static we won't soon be able to afford luxuries, like housing, or food.

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