No, Restraint, Cuts and Living within your Means are definitely out. We must immediately cancel all cuts, do a vast amount of quantitative easing to “boost the economy” and rack up loads more debt. After all, we are still a fair way behind Greece in the debt stakes.
No, the reckless binge of the Brown years (“We have ended boom and bust.”) does not have to be paid for, debt does not matter, we have a right to economic growth of at least 3% and this has nothing to do with the world economy or indeed the rising price and increasing scarcity of oil, food and other commodities – or indeed an increasingly unskilled workforce unable to make anything the world wants..
It is hard not to conclude that the west is finished when we have such lunacy stalking these pages. What about:
- What goes around, comes around.
- The chickens always come home to roost.
- You can’t have your cake AND eat it.
- The world does not owe us a living.
A bit unfashionable, I agree, but it’s either that or the Balls-and-Brown method. Still, once we’ve had an economic meltdown caused by idiot politicians overborrowing, greedy banks and a Chancellor who studied history but apparently not the South Sea Bubble then something better may emerge from the other side of the coming depression.
Or of course the Chinese, Russians and Arabs could bail us out, buy everything up and we work for them – principally as housemaids, butlers and lackeys etc.