Saturday, 20 December 2008
What a Difference a Month Makes - eh, Polly ?
Here she is in November, spinning for Brown for all she's worth:
"Even if unemployment reaches 3 million, that still leaves 90% in secure jobs. Most people will suffer not at all in this recession: on the contrary they will do well as prices fall and the real value of their earnings rises" - Polly Toynbee, 25 November
"Reasons not to despair: anyone on benefits and state pensions gets a 5.2% rise when inflation may hit zero. At worst, 90% of people are in secure jobs and pay rises may exceed inflation" - Polly Toynbee, 29 November
Well, she got a bit of stick for those two: and so ...
"Unemployment makes people ill, like a plague sweeping the country, devastating families in its wake ... it has always left behind broken spirits: some lose the will or nerve to work, others prefer unemployment to facing the fall in status in a lesser job. It's always the young unskilled in most peril: create another lost generation and we store up social calamities rolling on to their future children" - Polly Toynbee, 20 December
What price consistency, eh ? Can't wait for her 2009 predictions. Her forecast for 2008 ?
"I hazard the guess 2008 may be another year when hyperventilating gloomsters have exaggerated"
Here's hyperventilating ...
Posted by Nick Drew