The Budget? It’s all about criticism from the Left and what a good day from the Right. Nothing changes. What a world we live in! Come next week it will be forgotten and everybody will be carrying on the able fight again. It’s all about ‘productivity’ you see, in other words the British worker isn’t doing enough and so on. Unlike our German neighbours (don’t you just like the euphemisms politicians use?) who have a productive lifestyle second to none – their trains do run on time, I’ll have to give them that!
Chancellor Hammond didn’t have much room to manoeuvre, no room at the roof top but he did give a little and take a little – common parlance at Westminster. All in all, he didn’t slip up – like the last job, where he tried to sting the self-employed! He’d put his fists up (with a bit of comedy thrown in) and gave the politicians a right winger. Good for him, they’ll have to think of another blunder to accuse him of. It’s all a rich confusion of arrogance and stupidly, but what do we care, we are only the voters after all.
According to the news, if the EU had given David Cameron (the ex-Prime Minister) all that he had asked for there wouldn’t be a split. Well, politics is full of ifs and buts but the report does have some credibility. Every German regrets the departing of the UK (I wonder why?) and ponders the rejection of Cameron’s wishes but there we are, that’s politics for you.
The Institute of Fiscal Studies has forewarned of a wage crisis not seen since heaven knows when (one wonders how they can posit a non-political standpoint?) and the Tories are saying the opposite. Who does one believe? The wage crush is apparent for all to see but is this the price of austerity because this is going to go on for a good few years yet.
Austerity, this is a word that is on everyone’s lips. Can we change it? No. It is with us like it or not. We can go with the Left and end up skint, or we can go with the Right, the same thing. Who knows?
Politics is an unknown game. We cannot foresee a future beyond the moment. It is a game of chance and deliberation. What one will win is beyond the mental capacity of all who indulge in it. One can play, one can assume but one can never say with certainty what the outcome will be.
It’s a bet, and one simply does not know where the ball will stop on the roulette table. That’s if it stop’s at all – you can keep on guessing!~