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back to article Osborne+ and Schmidt+ say 'the internet' = 8.3 per cent of UK GDP

The UK's part-time Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne+ has again drawn attention to the Conservative leadership's cosy ties with the predatory American advertising giant Google. Yesterday, the Financial Times ran an op-ed piece jointly-bylined to Osborne+ and Google chairman Eric Schmidt+. It's highly unusual for a …

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Coat

8.3

2012 and still no support for long file names? Pffft!

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Good news for the lorry drivers

Since pretty much 100% of imports and exports end up on a lorry at some point, and all the stuff going around the middle is on a lorry - then lorry drivers must contribute something like 300% of GDP. And so should be in for a lot of treasury-love come budget time.

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Re: Good news for the lorry drivers

Hence the government's panic at a potential drivers' strike, though I hear there are plans to get Google to deliver the petrol using TCP/IP (The Chocolate-factory people's incredible pump)

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WTF?

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Surely it should be +George Osborne and +Eric Schmidt.

Obviously you're not a Google+ user*...

(* or "the" Google+ user, har har yes very good)

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Holmes

So

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Last week we revealed that the IP review ordered by Prime Minister+ David Cameron+ was based on a fictional quote, attributed to Google, that nobody could find. Now we have fictional GDP calculations, made up for the Government by Google.

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now we know where the bovine fertiliser comes from.

Does it help?

Nope.

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Re: So

At least with this lot you only get pointless PR releases based on some imaginary info found on the internet - with the last lot you got wars

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Anonymous Coward

So Who's Runnig the Country?

Better Check on Google.

as the Condemnd have no idea...

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What it comes down to...

Do you trust Google or the government more?

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Happy

"At least it's becoming clearer who's really in charge"

That's rather disrespectful and, if I might say, just a little bit subversive.

Keep it up.

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Unhappy

Clearly the government is operating absolutely normally.

Move along - nothing to see here.

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