Boris / Kettle - the maths doesn't add up?
SnowyWinterDays · 03/09/2022 09:53
I might be missing something here but just doing the sums on the Kettle revelation from Boris.
New Kettle - £20
Saving per year ( every year) - £10
Which sounds fantastic but what about the initial outlay for the Kettle? My sums make it that it would take 2 years of savings to cover the Kettle cost.
Am I correct therefore that saving £10 per year doesn't come into effect until year 3? And Boris is wrong sayig it's every year?
Getoff · 03/09/2022 12:43
Apparently the whole story that Boris recommended people buy a new kettle is bollocks. It was an analogy to explain why spending a lot up front on nuclear power was a good idea.
So people getting angry (because £10 is immaterial) are responding to a (in a way) completely made up story about Boris.
ThisIsNotAFlyingToy · 03/09/2022 12:54
Colourmeclear · 03/09/2022 10:05
I'm not a Boris fan but his comments were taking out of context. It was an analogy into the cost of providing nuclear energy and how an initial upfront cost could be reclaimed. It wasn't meant as a comment on the energy crisis although I'll agree it was as tone deaf as all his other briefings.
It will be interesting to see how this argument is spun. I distinctly remember Question Times where the Labour MPs have been challenged on Labour's borrowing and spending records and the MP (may have been Bryant) using the example of needing to borrow money to buy a car because then you can travel to the job. So borrowing is essential at times. Things cost money up front but are worth it for the longer term investment.
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