Gordon Brown has been sounding like a cracked record of late, stuttering his way through Prime Minister’s Question time, pausing only to expose his slack tongue in the floor of his open mouth in that curious manner reminiscent of the village idiot, to the obvious delight of his mimics.
“We now know that the Tories want to cut public spending by a savage 10 per cent.”
In the parallel universe inhabited by Gordon and his cronies, cutting spending when you are up to your eyes in debt IS A BAD THING.
It can only be achieved by cutting the very things government should be spending on, teachers, nurses, soldiers, policemen. Otherwise known as education, health, defence and law and order.
It positively cannot be cut by failing to provide IVF to Afghani one legged transvestite single mothers, nor can it be achieved by ignoring pleas for funding by raddled feministas with a mission to see men changing babies nappies, nor loons consumed with a belief that second hand smoke is damaging your parrot’s health. Nope, you can only achieve these cuts by leaving the elderly out on a cold Welsh mountainside to meet their fate, feeding premature babies to the sea lions at London zoo or sending our soldiers out to Afghanistan in second hand Playboy bunny outfits.
Our, we, the taxpayers, trouble stems from the disconnect between the consumer, and the payer. Our MPs are supposed to be the barrier between the one eyed King’s tax raising incursions on our honest labour, and ourselves.
Profli-Gate has shown that far from being a barrier, they are part of the problem. Their financial survival depends, not on us, but on supporting the one-eyed King. Thus they are blind to his lunacy.
This morning The Times has published the latest public borrowing figures. Almost £20 billion in May, the highest figure thus far recorded.
Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, said: “Tax revenues continued to be decimated across the board by contracting economic activity, declining corporate profitability, elevated and rising unemployment, markedly reduced bonus payments, the VAT cut, and low housing market activity and prices. Meanwhile, significantly higher unemployment is also resulting in increased benefit claims, thereby pushing up government expenditure,” he added.
Gordon Brown said yesterday that he was determined to get the public finances back on track without cutting spending.
“I will continue to do whatever is necessary to ensure sustainable public finances, reducing borrowing and debt — while continuing to invest in public services and infrastructure,” he said.
Ask the public what they would like to see cut, Gordon, because we would like to see cuts, not just to get ourselves out of debt, but because we never did agree with half the hair brained schemes you squander our money on. Let us just spend on education, health, defence, and law and order for a while. Skeleton spending. If any of us feel strongly enough regarding the plight of those childless one legged transvestites, we’ll just have to dip our fingers in our own personal pockets, and stump up for their IVF. It’s called charity, not the fake kind, real charity, and the British used to be rather good at it.
Let’s see some figures, from you and Cameron, for the state of the economy if we stop spending on all the fripperies, get back to basics, as Major used to say. Let us decide.
Ah, whoops, that’s an election, though, isn’t it? You don’t do elections.