Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Have you seen this Badger?
I have not, since badger (Alistair Darling) became Chancellor barely a peep has been heard. This is not what we have come to expect after 10 years of Gordon Brown at No 11 Downing Street. Yet actually there are some huge economic issues needing action;
- Taxes need to rise to keep up with rampant government spending*
- The 3 year Comprehensive Spending Review needs to be finished and spun to the public.
- The £ is at a 20 year high to the dollar
- Inflation is still not under control by the bank of England.
In effect, the ship for state is not sailing blissfully through the economic waters. And yet Badger has nothing to say. His Master is busy trashing all the previous policies that were so painfully constructed, like Super-Casino's and drug legislation; No time for the minutiae of treasury policy, not now. Only one minor announcement was to support his master's Housing spin blitz and was to suggest rigging the mortgage market as a way of trying to help the public. At least you can see the old Labour and the old Brownite over-intricate manipulation tendencies in the him from this behaviour.
It is as if Broon left the department on auto-pilot.
*oops, he has said they will raise local business taxes, he sneaked this out with some puff about it being for Cross-Rail fantasy project.
Posted by CityUnslicker