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Re: Brexodus

Post by Wilco » 31 Dec 2020, 18:56

White G wrote:
30 Dec 2020, 15:06
Wilco wrote:
27 Dec 2020, 22:35
Brianposh wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 22:32
Great news, we are out and free. Now we can build for the future making our own decisions.
Yes but look who’s making the decisions......which is not great news.
What decisions can we make that will make such a difference?
I've wondered this myself, what are these decisions that we can now make? I'm concerned that we've now lost our protection against workers rights such as paid annual leave. The EU laws have protected us & with the UK keen to regain some sort of competitive advantage, a "flexible" workforce could new their incentive for inward investment.
Agreed. There’s only one thing for sure, the rich will get richer.......

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Re: Brexodus

Post by bristleposh » 31 Dec 2020, 19:00

Wilco wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 18:56


Agreed. There’s only one thing for sure, the rich will get richer.......
As it should be
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Re: Brexodus

Post by tonyp » 01 Jan 2021, 09:36

bristleposh wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 19:00
Wilco wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 18:56


Agreed. There’s only one thing for sure, the rich will get richer.......
As it should be
:stupid:
And with a bit of luck the poor will get richer as well.

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Re: Brexodus

Post by White G » 01 Jan 2021, 22:50

bristleposh wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 19:00
Wilco wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 18:56


Agreed. There’s only one thing for sure, the rich will get richer.......
As it should be
Why should this be? In 2019, the richest 26 people had the same wealth as 50% of earth's population combined (3.65 billion people).

I don't quite understand why the rich "should" get richer if there are people starving, yet others have obscene amounts. I'd like to hear your rationale though.

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Re: Brexodus

Post by bristleposh » 02 Jan 2021, 00:44

Simple really they have earned it by coming up with ideas, ie Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Virgin, AliBaba, Google, eBay, etc, or are they expected to not earn anything for their work, they should just simply give it all to Rashford so he could spend it on school meals.
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Re: Brexodus

Post by ashman » 02 Jan 2021, 09:22

bristleposh wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 00:44
Simple really they have earned it by coming up with ideas, ie Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Virgin, AliBaba, Google, eBay, etc, or are they expected to not earn anything for their work, they should just simply give it all to Rashford so he could spend it on school meals.
Get your tin hat out mate! :wink: :D
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Re: Brexodus

Post by tonyp » 02 Jan 2021, 09:41

White G wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 22:50
I don't quite understand why the rich "should" get richer if there are people starving, yet others have obscene amounts.
Don't you think it's possible that some "rich" people get richer because they work harder?

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Re: Brexodus

Post by White G » 02 Jan 2021, 15:23

bristleposh wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 00:44
Simple really they have earned it by coming up with ideas, ie Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Virgin, AliBaba, Google, eBay, etc, or are they expected to not earn anything for their work, they should just simply give it all to Rashford so he could spend it on school meals.
And the owners of these companies are all already billionaires with wealth beyond their wildest dreams already, while often paying less tax than your local independent shop.

They couldn't create their wealth without the their hard-working workforces either. But you want to see more & more people struggle to survive, while the Billionaires become Trillionaires??
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Re: Brexodus

Post by White G » 02 Jan 2021, 15:37

tonyp wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 09:41
White G wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 22:50
I don't quite understand why the rich "should" get richer if there are people starving, yet others have obscene amounts.
Don't you think it's possible that some "rich" people get richer because they work harder?
That is sometimes true but not always. I'm sure the Indian slaves working 100 hour weeks on construction sites for just enough money to survive would disagree though.

I bet you're the type who'll go for a meal & not have one bit of thought for the workers in the kitchen & supply chain, and probably not leave a tip.

Society is extremely interdependent & the Covid crisis has highlighted how important the everyday workers are. Whilst stockbrokers & insurance salesmen were absolutely useless, they had to rely on those doing the important jobs in order to keep the country ticking.

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Re: Brexodus

Post by bristleposh » 02 Jan 2021, 16:25

White G wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 15:23
bristleposh wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 00:44
Simple really they have earned it by coming up with ideas, ie Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Virgin, AliBaba, Google, eBay, etc, or are they expected to not earn anything for their work, they should just simply give it all to Rashford so he could spend it on school meals.
And the owners of these companies are all already billionaires with wealth beyond their wildest dreams already, while often paying less tax than your local independent shop.

They couldn't create their wealth without the their hard-working workforces either. But you want to see more & more people struggle to survive, while the Billionaires become Trillionaires??
Do you think a certain winner of this years SPOTY deserved a knighthood for living in a tax haven and contributing nought to the country, driving for a team who used slaves during the war to build Hitler's car. You may think your socialist views are wonderful, but people with ideas deserve to be paid for those ideas.
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Re: Brexodus

Post by ashman » 02 Jan 2021, 21:50

bristleposh wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 16:25
Do you think a certain winner of this years SPOTY deserved a knighthood for living in a tax haven and contributing nought to the country, driving for a team who used slaves during the war to build Hitler's car. You may think your socialist views are wonderful, but people with ideas deserve to be paid for those ideas.
Nothing to do with Brexodus - just another finely disguised pop at Lewis Hamilton! :roll:
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Re: Brexodus

Post by tonyp » 03 Jan 2021, 03:12

bristleposh wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 16:25
Do you think a certain winner of this years SPOTY deserved a knighthood for living in a tax haven and contributing nought to the country, driving for a team who used slaves during the war to build Hitler's car. You may think your socialist views are wonderful, but people with ideas deserve to be paid for those ideas.
But he didn't get the knighthood for " living in a tax haven and contributing nought to the country, driving for a team who used slaves during the war to build Hitler's car". He was awarded the knighthood because he has won just about every title and record there is in Formula One. The 35-year-old this year became the most successful F1 driver of all time. The sport's only black driver, who grew up in social housing as the grandson of immigrants from the Caribbean, Sir Lewis has also used his profile to campaign for diversity and speak out against racial injustice.
That must be right because it was on the ABC News. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-31/ ... d/13023622

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Re: Brexodus

Post by tonyp » 03 Jan 2021, 03:17

White G wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 15:37
I bet you're the type who'll go for a meal & not have one bit of thought for the workers in the kitchen & supply chain, and probably not leave a tip.
Well, you'd lose your bet.

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Re: Brexodus

Post by ashman » 03 Jan 2021, 07:08

tonyp wrote:
03 Jan 2021, 03:17
White G wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 15:37
I bet you're the type who'll go for a meal & not have one bit of thought for the workers in the kitchen & supply chain, and probably not leave a tip.
Well, you'd lose your bet.
It's amazing Tony how others seem to know exactly how we are, how we conduct ourselves and how we run our lives. :shock: :roll:
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Re: Brexodus

Post by bristleposh » 03 Jan 2021, 09:57

ashman wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 21:50
bristleposh wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 16:25
Do you think a certain winner of this years SPOTY deserved a knighthood for living in a tax haven and contributing nought to the country, driving for a team who used slaves during the war to build Hitler's car. You may think your socialist views are wonderful, but people with ideas deserve to be paid for those ideas.
Nothing to do with Brexodus - just another finely disguised pop at Lewis Hamilton! :roll:
It has as much to do with Brexit as thousands of Indian workers working for low income.
I don't judge people on race, religion, gender,
ability or size, I judge them on whether or not
they're a prat!

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