UK PM Johnson orders restaurants closed; Govt. to bear furloughed workers wages

UK PM Johnson orders restaurants closed; Govt. to bear furloughed workers wages

The British government has ordered pubs, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, clubs, shut beginning Friday night. PM Boris Johnson urged people thinking of enjoying one last Friday night out, ’Please don’t. You may think that you’re invincible, but there is no guarantee’. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak announced that the government will pay 80% of a furloughed employees’ wages.

Chris
Chris
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Given Name 123 2 weeks

UK government to pay 80% of wages after taking money from workers every month disguised as income tax. How kind, you should be grateful. - There, I fixed it for you...

Rocky
Rocky 2 weeks

I find it funny how people frame this as "UK government pays" when the UK government doesn't have a job and earns no money. The people are mortgaging their future for a smaller cut of money now. That is not a long term benefit for any citizen.

John Wilson
John Wilson 2 weeks

They don't pay all of we are paying part of it. https://www.cfr.org/blog/addressing-global-dollar-shortage-more-swap-lines-new-fed-repo-facility-central-banks-more-imf Addressing the Global Dollar Shortage: More Swap Lines? A New Fed Repo Facility for Central Banks? More IMF Lending?

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 2 weeks

So all the people out still working hard will have to pay for the people who aren't? Sounds like communism to me. If they want to help people, give money to the service people at grocers, gas station attendants, bank tellers, and hospital workers that have to keep working to keep the system running in addition to reasonable unemployment relief

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