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UK government could bring in military to ease strikes, Conservative chairman says

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Zahawi again blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine for fuelling energy price rises and double-digit inflation.....

Nope, it was the failed sanctions. The most likely result of the new oil price cap is more expensive oil.

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Imagine if the vast amount of money that the UK had spent on Covid vaccines had instead been spent on wages for nurses and upgrading hospital beds.

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Maybe it's time for a foreign manager in the UK. But maybe the whole system is so unfit for purpose that decline to irrelevance is inevitable. Just fly the Spitfires around and that will keep most of the people happily distracted from full-scale incompetence.

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100 companies will make a four-day week without any loss of pay.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/27/a-hundred-uk-companies-sign-up-for-four-day-week-with-no-loss-of-pay

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Maybe it's time for a foreign manager in the UK. But maybe the whole system is so unfit for purpose that decline to irrelevance is inevitable. Just fly the Spitfires around and that will keep most of the people happily distracted from full-scale incompetence.

By manager, I assume that the commenter means Prime Minister. I'm pretty sure that the criteria to be PM is to be a British citizen, but I will check that. The current system works well and is very relevant. Spitfires are usually flown attention airshows, about once a year.

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quote: Maybe it's time for a foreign manager in the UK.

Boris Johnson was born in the USA. His regime will go down as the most damaging in modern British history.

The Conservatives won't lose the election. They will be wiped out as a mainstream party.

The inflation is driven by the decline of Sterling as a result of Brexit, most things being priced in USD. Not Covid or Putin. It is the fault of the Tories.

We will all 'come together' in two years time and bury them at the polls for destroying our currency, our economy, our opportunities, our services and our country.

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Thatcher did it too.

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I would hate to be a soldier or officer ordered to break a strike of my own countrymen and women. Aside from the legality I would find it the kind of order I might be willing to take a chance on being courts martialed and refuse. Even as a military officer all those years ago my heart was always with the working stiffs and not with the corporations. I didn't make those long lonely deployments to protect corporate wealth. Asking the British military to break strikes could lead to huge discontent, even mutinies and the collapse of morale. Squisy Rishi better think twice about doing that.

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@Alan Harrison

There are a couple of allusions that maybe should have been made more bold. The first is that British sports teams often improve with a foreign management team. And British management in general has been found wanting repeatedly. That would probably be one of the major causes of UK decline since the Industrial Revolution. The country itself seems unable to take a real, close and objective look at itself and identify its copious shortcomings, like most countries blinded by misplaced patriotism. The Spitfire reference is to this patriotism, all backward focussed and entirely irrelevant. Brexit is the culmination of this fantasy. And it is, as you can well see, a total disaster. If the country never faces the fact it is sinking, it will just keep happening.

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UK government could bring in military to ease strikes:

Bringing in soldiers to ease strikes to ensure public services running?

Do they know how to run hospitals, schools, transport systems?

As nation relegates, why not just let military take over, like Egypt/Myanmar/Thailand..?

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Moonraker "The Spitfire reference is to this patriotism, all backward focussed and entirely irrelevant. Brexit is the culmination of this fantasy. And it is, as you can well see, a total disaster. If the country never faces the fact it is sinking, it will just keep happening"

This.

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Don't Strike.

Take it to the media.

Use the step back, politically to make a case for change .

Services, NHS, is unfit for purpose.

Has to be a new NHS, fully focused to provide next generation health care, joined up, without the bureaucracy, its financial management is barely coherent.

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You can’t replace registered nurses and paramedics with soldiers. Just shows how the government undervalues these staff.

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I have used the UK's wonderful NHS so many times this year, about 9 hospital visits and 2 more to come. The Doctors, Nurses, Aux Nurses, AND cleaning staff go beyond and more to help their patients. And what did I pay for this wonderful treatment, nothing. My sickness has been been very painful and debilitating, but once diagnosed I was up and running almost as normal within days. So many UK residents do not appreciate what they have and that must be very disheartening for NHS staff.

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