My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

AIBU?

Can this c u next Tuesday of a government please stop fucking our economy?!

184 replies

Liztrussisuseless · 13/10/2022 14:32

Just that really. Everything bloody crashing including my pension. Please can someone make them see sense?!

OP posts:
Report

Am I being unreasonable?

225 votes. Final results.

POLL
You are being unreasonable
14%
You are NOT being unreasonable
86%
toulet · 13/10/2022 17:16

I'm just hoping that someone somewhere will have the power to halt the madness!

How?the rot started in 08, no investment in workforce or employees, no wage growth & huge inflation of assets.

Report
BarmyArmy22 · 13/10/2022 17:18

As King Charles said 'Dear. Oh Dear.'

Truss is making Johnson seem vaguely competent which is unbelievable as I thought we had plumbed the depths with him.

Report
BarmyArmy22 · 13/10/2022 17:20

Where are Clavinova, GettoffyourHighorse and JanieJ - surely even they can't spin this utter shitshow as success?

Report
miceonabranch · 13/10/2022 17:20

It's almost as though she's doing it on purpose. Is she working for putin or something?

I don't want to live in Trussia anymore 😱

Report
Clavinova · 13/10/2022 17:22

NightmareSlashDelightful
And yes, my pension is currently down about 20% on what it was even a few weeks ago

Which pension company are you with?

Report
Toddlerteaplease · 13/10/2022 17:26

@lightand unfortunately the wisdom died last month.

Report
FreddyHG · 13/10/2022 17:27

Unfortunately this is market forces. My internationally managed pension fund is down too hardly Lizzie's fault. Recessions like house price falls and rising interest rates are part of life they are essential to the wellbeing long term. The problem with COVID bailouts and the great financial crash is these non profitable and sound companies were not allowed to go to the wall. We need these events to cull the weak businesses.

Report
Liztrussisuseless · 13/10/2022 17:33

@StJeanDeVence that looks good thank you

can we not just lock Truss in a room with Putin and see which head comes off first?!

OP posts:
Report
Blossomtoes · 13/10/2022 17:35

Liztrussisuseless · 13/10/2022 17:33

@StJeanDeVence that looks good thank you

can we not just lock Truss in a room with Putin and see which head comes off first?!

Oh please. And televise it.

Report
the80sweregreat · 13/10/2022 17:36

The covid bail outs were badly managed. I know it was a quick fix etc , but it was still all made too easy for some to just claim everything ( going by lbc callers with businesses) plus what I've heard from others too.
Who invented eat out to help out too?
Ppe contracts to friends
Test and trace .. friends again
Yep.. those in power.
3 million received nothing.

Report
Chateaudiaries · 13/10/2022 17:38

I actually agree with George Osbourne for once, he’s said ‘given the pain being caused to the real economy by the financial turbulence, it’s not clear why it’s in anyones interest to wait 18 more days before the inevitable u-turn’

mini budget U-turn incoming folks, but so much damage already done by TRUSS and KK.

Report
Liztrussisuseless · 13/10/2022 17:40

Can we bring a class action against the government for screwing all our pensions with their hair brained decisions?!

OP posts:
Report
the80sweregreat · 13/10/2022 17:40

Ok, so they ' u turn ' again
Things stabilize. Will they just carry on?
Try to air brush it away ?
What will happen ?

Report
Thedogscollar · 13/10/2022 17:41

BarmyArmy22 · 13/10/2022 17:20

Where are Clavinova, GettoffyourHighorse and JanieJ - surely even they can't spin this utter shitshow as success?

Exactly. Conspicuous by their absence.
Hallelujah 😂

Report
StJeanDeVence · 13/10/2022 17:43

Yes, even Clav can't 'but Labour' this shitshow.

Report
Blossomtoes · 13/10/2022 17:45

StJeanDeVence · 13/10/2022 17:43

Yes, even Clav can't 'but Labour' this shitshow.

Bet she’d try but she’d be severely impaired by the lack of appropriate material to copy and paste.

Report
SerendipityJane · 13/10/2022 17:47

StJeanDeVence · 13/10/2022 17:43

Yes, even Clav can't 'but Labour' this shitshow.

It would be a shame if they didn't thought. I had hoped they weren't snowflake lightweights that bailed when the going gets Truss tough.

Report
newnamethanks · 13/10/2022 17:47

Yes FreddyG it is market forces. We, the electorate, don't expect much from the rabble that's weaselled its way into No 10 but we do expect a reasonable level of economic competence. Truss and Kwarteng did not disclose their plan to the OBR, sacked the principal civil servant in that office prior to the statement because they would have been strongly advised against proceeding. They thus enabled their mates in the City to gamble in the casino they opened and make hay with our futures to their benefit. That's not market forces. That's skewing the market, and very likely insider trading too, then attempting to conceal the double dealing in the guise of 'market forces'. Dishonest, disgusting and depraved. They should be in prison.

Report
DashboardConfessional · 13/10/2022 17:48

At this point I'd lump "but Labour" in with "but Hilary's emails" on the scale of stupid.

Report
CatchYouOnTheFlippetyFlop · 13/10/2022 17:49

Yabu to think the the government give a shiny shite about people's pensions.

All they are bothered about is themselves and their elitist mates.

I cant believe not everybody realises this.

Report
VerinMathwin · 13/10/2022 17:50

toulet · 13/10/2022 17:14

They certainly exacerbated it but I think it was coming anyway.

Is the correct answer

Report
SerendipityJane · 13/10/2022 17:51

DashboardConfessional · 13/10/2022 17:48

At this point I'd lump "but Labour" in with "but Hilary's emails" on the scale of stupid.

You forgot Hunter Bidens laptop. And Keirs beer while you're at it.

Report

Don’t want to miss threads like this?

Weekly

Sign up to our weekly round up and get all the best threads sent straight to your inbox!

Log in to update your newsletter preferences.

You've subscribed!

verdantverdure · 13/10/2022 17:53

I don't think this Conservative government can stop effing up our economy because they seem to be wedded to the ideology that caused it.

Plus, whatever else other countries might be dealing with globally such as covid/Ukraine they don't have the enormous folly of Brexit putting extra dog shit in their slippers.

At this rate the U.K. won't even be a G7/G8 economy much longer.

Report
DuncinToffee · 13/10/2022 17:54

SerendipityJane · 13/10/2022 17:51

You forgot Hunter Bidens laptop. And Keirs beer while you're at it.

And the Anti Growth Coalition Wink

Report
DashboardConfessional · 13/10/2022 17:57

DuncinToffee · 13/10/2022 17:54

And the Anti Growth Coalition Wink

I did! We could keep going really, couldn't we. Bacon sarnies etc.

Report
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.