I was supposed to be in Breda, Holland today speaking at an investment conference. Flights and accommodation paid for and €500 to speak for about 40 minutes. I was looking forward to it as it would have been a first for me. I ended up losing about £100 as I got a partial refund for the return flight to Rotterdam. I guess I could try to recover the £100 from the organisers but on the other hand, I never got there. Am I going to claim any of this from the chancellor? No, as I don’t think strangers should cover my loss as I made the decisions that led to the current situation. So why should people be compensated by taxpayers (me) because their jobs have evaporated as well! Where does one draw the line?
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