Live report from the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

This Is Wiltshire: Live report on the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Live report on the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

A ruling on funding for the proposed extension of Thamesdown Drive is expected to be made today in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Costings for the project were ironed out in the Halcrow report last month, and a preferred route was established for the relief road linking north and west Swindon.

Swindon MPs hope for a £50m cash injection to begin construction following the statement today.

See tomorrow’s Adver for details and the decision.

 

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1:31pm Thu 5 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.
Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start. house on the hill

2:20pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Always Grumpy says...

house on the hill wrote:
Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.
Couldn't agree more, but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it to happen though. Morsey can if he likes!
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it to happen though. Morsey can if he likes! Always Grumpy

3:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Yes there is a recovery in sight however this is not a recovery shared by all.
The greatest threats to our economy remain: Increasing cost of pensions and increasing level of national debt.
NHS, Education, Pensions must go private
Yes there is a recovery in sight however this is not a recovery shared by all. The greatest threats to our economy remain: Increasing cost of pensions and increasing level of national debt. NHS, Education, Pensions must go private A.Baron-Cohen

6:58pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Morsey says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.
Couldn't agree more, but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it to happen though. Morsey can if he likes!
I have always supported those arguments, we are far too generous abroad and with the under-achieving people. The latter are actually paid 'shut up' money by all Governments, just suppose if all benefits to those who live off them were taken away, not just the bedroom tax, there would be severe rioting and our tiny armed forces would be unable to help the inept police forces to regain control.

I really fear for the future of this island, as was shown once again today, ordinary people are being totally hood-winked by politicians, it was a Commons farce, should be on stage!
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it to happen though. Morsey can if he likes![/p][/quote]I have always supported those arguments, we are far too generous abroad and with the under-achieving people. The latter are actually paid 'shut up' money by all Governments, just suppose if all benefits to those who live off them were taken away, not just the bedroom tax, there would be severe rioting and our tiny armed forces would be unable to help the inept police forces to regain control. I really fear for the future of this island, as was shown once again today, ordinary people are being totally hood-winked by politicians, it was a Commons farce, should be on stage! Morsey

8:42am Fri 6 Dec 13

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Morsey wrote:
Always Grumpy wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.
Couldn't agree more, but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it to happen though. Morsey can if he likes!
I have always supported those arguments, we are far too generous abroad and with the under-achieving people. The latter are actually paid 'shut up' money by all Governments, just suppose if all benefits to those who live off them were taken away, not just the bedroom tax, there would be severe rioting and our tiny armed forces would be unable to help the inept police forces to regain control.

I really fear for the future of this island, as was shown once again today, ordinary people are being totally hood-winked by politicians, it was a Commons farce, should be on stage!
Maybe we should start cutting the benefits to the Royal Family, lead by example?!?
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Stop sending our money abroad. Stop immigration for those who dont contribute and just take and stop paying benefits to those fit enough to work who dont see why they should! That would be a good start.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it to happen though. Morsey can if he likes![/p][/quote]I have always supported those arguments, we are far too generous abroad and with the under-achieving people. The latter are actually paid 'shut up' money by all Governments, just suppose if all benefits to those who live off them were taken away, not just the bedroom tax, there would be severe rioting and our tiny armed forces would be unable to help the inept police forces to regain control. I really fear for the future of this island, as was shown once again today, ordinary people are being totally hood-winked by politicians, it was a Commons farce, should be on stage![/p][/quote]Maybe we should start cutting the benefits to the Royal Family, lead by example?!? A.Baron-Cohen

9:59am Fri 6 Dec 13

Phantom Poster says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
Yes there is a recovery in sight however this is not a recovery shared by all.
The greatest threats to our economy remain: Increasing cost of pensions and increasing level of national debt.
NHS, Education, Pensions must go private
Yawn! You usual pointless rhetoric in the hope of stoking up an argument.
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: Yes there is a recovery in sight however this is not a recovery shared by all. The greatest threats to our economy remain: Increasing cost of pensions and increasing level of national debt. NHS, Education, Pensions must go private[/p][/quote]Yawn! You usual pointless rhetoric in the hope of stoking up an argument. Phantom Poster

10:19am Fri 6 Dec 13

Ringer says...

It was absolutely fantastic watching Ed Balls hammer the final nail into his own career's coffin yesterday.
It was absolutely fantastic watching Ed Balls hammer the final nail into his own career's coffin yesterday. Ringer

10:24am Fri 6 Dec 13

RichardR1 says...

Baron I trust your Royal Family comment was tongue in cheek. This is an interesting article that shows at worst the Royal Family are revenue neutral, but bring in £500 million in tourist revenue alone. Don't forget they also now pay income tax etc. http://www.theatlant
ic.com/international
/archive/2013/07/is-
the-british-royal-fa
mily-worth-the-money
/278052/

As for the Autumn statement nothing more than was already trailed. The bit I found most amusing was how during his response Ed Balls looked like a pressure cooker ready to explode. They do say you have lost the argument if you have to resort to shouting. He certainly did, his response was at best incoherent.
Baron I trust your Royal Family comment was tongue in cheek. This is an interesting article that shows at worst the Royal Family are revenue neutral, but bring in £500 million in tourist revenue alone. Don't forget they also now pay income tax etc. http://www.theatlant ic.com/international /archive/2013/07/is- the-british-royal-fa mily-worth-the-money /278052/ As for the Autumn statement nothing more than was already trailed. The bit I found most amusing was how during his response Ed Balls looked like a pressure cooker ready to explode. They do say you have lost the argument if you have to resort to shouting. He certainly did, his response was at best incoherent. RichardR1

12:19pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ringer says...

It must take some nerve to be an immigrant to the UK and then start going on about making cuts to the Royal Family.
It must take some nerve to be an immigrant to the UK and then start going on about making cuts to the Royal Family. Ringer

2:52pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Morsey says...

The reason Ed Balls was having to shout was clear to see ... the Speaker lost control and was about as much use as Dimblebee on QT ... those idiots in the Coalition are supposed to be running the shop, no wonder we are sinking fast!
The reason Ed Balls was having to shout was clear to see ... the Speaker lost control and was about as much use as Dimblebee on QT ... those idiots in the Coalition are supposed to be running the shop, no wonder we are sinking fast! Morsey

3:45pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ringer says...

Morsey wrote:
The reason Ed Balls was having to shout was clear to see ... the Speaker lost control and was about as much use as Dimblebee on QT ... those idiots in the Coalition are supposed to be running the shop, no wonder we are sinking fast!
Similar to Mr Balls, you appear not to have noticed the economic FACTS of yesterday.

The real reason Balls was shouting and turning bright red is because he's been proven completely wrong and Osborne's been shown to be right.

I have no doubt that is in part due to pure luck, but the fact remains. We're out of recession, and have been for many quarters now, and near term growth is now fully expected to be much higher than had previously been forecast. Employment is up and, generally, the economy is doing better than expected.

And certainly MUCH better than Balls predicted, hence his anger and frustration yesterday. I'm sure you feel the same way Comrade Morse.
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: The reason Ed Balls was having to shout was clear to see ... the Speaker lost control and was about as much use as Dimblebee on QT ... those idiots in the Coalition are supposed to be running the shop, no wonder we are sinking fast![/p][/quote]Similar to Mr Balls, you appear not to have noticed the economic FACTS of yesterday. The real reason Balls was shouting and turning bright red is because he's been proven completely wrong and Osborne's been shown to be right. I have no doubt that is in part due to pure luck, but the fact remains. We're out of recession, and have been for many quarters now, and near term growth is now fully expected to be much higher than had previously been forecast. Employment is up and, generally, the economy is doing better than expected. And certainly MUCH better than Balls predicted, hence his anger and frustration yesterday. I'm sure you feel the same way Comrade Morse. Ringer

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