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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    I would, but I fear it would go so far over your head it would leave a vapour trail.

    Sorry...........life's too short. But Google is your friend. Go for it.

    Google tells me PFI contracts account for 2% of the NHS budget, I don't see your link between PFI contracts and the current NHS problems, in the face of 10 years of economic mismanagement and a 10% fall in public health spending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggat View Post
    Google tells me PFI contracts account for 2% of the NHS budget, I don't see your link between PFI contracts and the current NHS problems, in the face of 10 years of economic mismanagement and a 10% fall in public health spending.
    Well PFI deals were not exclusively restricted to NHS projects, they were also extensively used to build schools, and to fund a whole raft of other public service schemes.

    The costs of servicing the eye-watering debts that this way of operating inevitably leads to cripples the Treasury on an ongoing basis.
    New Labour, and Gordon Brown in particular, hocked the country up to the eyeballs before finally being turfed out in 2010.

    Now had they not left this profligate legacy then it may have freed up a lot more cash to be invested in things like the NHS.

    But as I said, it gets quite complex. I can almost sense you rocking back and forth as the penny starts to drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post

    The costs of servicing the eye-watering debts that this way of operating inevitably leads to cripples the Treasury on an ongoing basis.
    im still waiting for your explanation of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggat View Post
    im still waiting for your explanation of this
    SB you need to use lots of pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    SB you need to use lots of pictures!
    Yes, and crayons will probably help too.

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    IIRC the whole 'keep it off the books' rational was EU driven as we would have faced EU sanctions if we'd 'subsidised' these 'industries'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    IIRC the whole 'keep it off the books' rational was EU driven as we would have faced EU sanctions if we'd 'subsidised' these 'industries'.

    Shouldn't they be receiving foreign aid from China, France, ..., in return for giving them all the work building UK power plants and the like? That is how foreign aid really works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    SB you need to use lots of pictures!
    Here's a nice picture, you can shade in the cost of financing PFI (£4bn) using crayons if you like, do you know how numbers work or is that too much of a stretch for you?


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    Yes, it's important to lower the cost of living which is mainly aggravated by cost of living and the wage rates. How this problem is to be tackled by the government, I have no idea but something needs to be done soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggat View Post
    Here's a nice picture, you can shade in the cost of financing PFI (£4bn)
    Further evidence that you have little idea of just how far the effects of PFI actually stretch.

    And you a full-blown Barista too!!
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