she has such a beautiful, elegant turn of phrase such an orator Think she actually said growler pie, but her adenoidal diction was hard to unpick. 4 Vote up! She’s only repeating what she’s been told in the dungeon 0 Vote up! I thought this phrase was just her jumbling her words but it's actually in the draft of her speech already provided to the media: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2022/oct/05/liz-truss-tory-conference-speech-conservative-james-cleverly-mini-budget-live I suppose the speech writer has decided that using such a jarring phrase makes it more likely people will remember/talk about it 0 Vote up! Pejorative use of ‘trickle down exonomics’ | RollOnFriday I'm glad they didn't go with the cake metaphor. 0 Vote up! apparently it's the title of a book https://twitter.com/aedmans 0 Vote up! IF YOU GIVE A SLICE OF PIE TO A RICH MAN THEN WHEN HE EATS IT THERE WILL BE LOTS OF CRUMBS WHICH TRICKLE DOWN BECAUSE THE RICH MAN HAS ALREADY HAD LUNCH SO ISN'T VERY HUNGRY BUT! IF YOU GIVE A SLICE OF PIE TO A POOR MAN THEN THERE WILL BE NO CRUMBS BECAUSE THE POOR MAN IS STARVING AND HASN'T EATEN ALL DAY! THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO GIVE THE LARGEST SLICES OF PIE TO THE RICH SO THE CRUMBS CAN TRICKLE DOWN AND GROW THE PIE!! 9 Vote up! heh 0 Vote up! I grow pies on a magic pie tree. 0 Vote up! It's a term she's nicked from stakeholder capitalist theorists (e.g. Edmans). 0 Vote up! 3 Vote up! Crucially they’ve yet to say whether it’s just a ‘lid on’ pie or the full pastry enclosure. That’s where they’re going wrong. 0 Vote up! We watch the porky pies grow bigger. The honest truth is what we want. Someone who will call a spade a digger and keep digging excrement. 3 Vote up! grow the pie arrrgh 0 Vote up! WHO LIKES PIE? WHO WANTS MORE PIE? GROW THE PIE! FIZZ WITH LIZ! 4 Vote up! When the cabinet start karking it live on tv - Coffey looks distinctly unwell rn on Beeb 2 - the pietalk might be quietly dropped 0 Vote up! More of a crumble, I reckon. 1 Vote up! When the Skyfaw 0 Vote up! it’s such a tory brexit kind of phrase because self-evidently you can’t grow a pie, you can only share a pie but the more people point out how nonsensical it is as a metaphor, the more people are saying the phrase “grow the pie” best if everyone just ignore it tbh 1 Vote up! The only thing worse and more Tory is the "anti-growth coalition" Once again we are left contemplating what happens to a person to make them this way? The trauma you must endure to come out the other side like this is harrowing beyond imagination. 2 Vote up! the "anti-growth coalition" Is this the new "blob"? 0 Vote up! "grow the pie" is pure David Brent 1 Vote up! it’s such a tory brexit kind of phrase Except it's not. It's from stakeholder capitalism which is currently in favour with the European Commission. 0 Vote up! Heh... https://twitter.com/MrJonDePlume/status/1577687992327671810?t=ttM9PAE9P… 2 Vote up! If you want a really good pie... The Gardener's.... 0 Vote up! heh@JM 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!