Sunday, 5 July 2009

Blogging Will be Light for a While

Two weeks to pack and do a house move, harrangue social services and the local council to house my son. Not a lot of time really, so blogging will be light for a while.

The Political Theme in the MSM for the next few days/weeks will be public expenditure, national debt and cuts to public services. Mervyn King has already spoken out, but for some reason was ignored by the media John Major has been on TV this morning and has calmly explained the unprecedented situation the country finds itself in and how unsustainable it is. He says its worse than teh late seventies and I believe him. Just to add credence to that view, Alastair Darling adds some authentic seventies rhetoric. John Hutton has called for the government to be honest about public spending.

The longer the lunatic Brown stays drunk on power and pisses our money away, the bigger the headache will be for us when we finally get our election. Burning Our Money has a few words on the subject. He calculates (as I've blogged about in the past) massive cuts in order to balance the books.

Whoever gets into power next needs as their first priority to evaluate and quantify the level of liabilities nutter Brown has saddled the country with and then to make that information public. Yes, it might risk Gordon Brown and his cabinet being lynched by angry mobs, but I'm convinced such a reaction would be proportionate.

I did say 2010 would be a historic year. Its looking more and more likely. People are already discussing direct action. From public sector workers, to just disgruntled people like me, people from all walks of life are saying the same thing: we need to take our country back from the shysters in Parliament.

As a footnote, in PMQs someone really should be taking Gordon Brown to task on the level of borrowing. When he says he's spending money on public services, what he should be pulled up on is that he's not spending taxpayers money: its money he's borrowed that will have to be payed back by the taxpayer with interest, making the cost of those unecessary public services even higher. He's spending £20bn a month he hasn't got, which we have to repay with interest, just so he can say he's spending his way out of the current crisis.

Except he isn't: public services by themselves do not generate wealth. They are (or should be) a maintenance function. Spending money on public services will not generate wealth, nor enable the private sector to generate it either. To say such is a downright lie.

Its been an interesting weekend. Its set up the theme for the next week or more.

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