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1% is peanuts, but it is all part of Hunt's grand plan


Spot on again Vinci. The last financial crisis saw a lurch to the left and intervention in the market. The coming financial crisis will be addressed by a lurch to the right, and allowing 'market correction' (Keynes vs Hayek all over again). The impact? Trump & Boris. TTIP. Pound in freefall. 5YFV predicated on a financial fantasy and £22bn in savings looking further away than the moon. Simply, there won't be enough money to pay the bills. Austerity v1.0 will look like childsplay. The cuts so far will look like trimming the toenails - v2.0 will look like full scale amputation. Look at the public sector changes in Greece for cues. And the evidence: So, co-pay? Certainly. Two tier system? Yup. Loss of the NHS? I think you all know the answer to that. The question now: How much of what you are doing currently will surive the paradigm shift? And how much of what you are planning for is predicated on the right model?

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24 Feb 2016

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