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Wednesday, 23 June 2010


It seems that today in England’s green and (un)pleasant lands many of the people were more interested in how England would do in their World Cup game than in yesterdays budget. In the football England beat the mighty Slovenia by…. one goal to nil, a nations pride restored? I didn’t see the game I was working, I heard the commentary on the radio, but that aint the same as watching, so I can’t really comment on how, or if the team played. As for the budget….well we’re all gonna be losers in that game, they give with one hand and take away with the other, and their hands are about as safe as the unfortunate England goalkeeper Rob Greens. I hope that when the cuts start cutting deeper over the next few years that people get as upset and cross with their politicians as they did with their footballers. ANGERLAND, ANGERLAND!


Longy said...

Football's more important. It brings the country together alot more than any bastard politican ever could.

We have got Germany on Sunday afternoon now so its probably (more than likely) goodbye time.

MJG196 said...

Politics suck. Sports rule.

Anonymous said...

Im sick of this 'its time for us all to tighten our belts' bollocks. Paying out more then ever for less and less services,with lay offs and pay freezes to bail out a debt that had fuck all to do with me. Suddenly it the fault of scrougers who have to work on the side to earn a decent living wage, instead of the city investors who gambled away our money and still live a lifestyle most of us couldnt achieve without a lottery win.

Had to laugh at a mate who said this budget wasnt that bad since beer and fags havent been hit. A 2.5 % rise across the board on everything - from a party who 'had no plans' to raise VAT before the election - is a disaster for the working man.

i'll pretend its not happening and watch the football with the rest of the country.


Anonymous said...

I quite agree Anon ^

The myth that the whole country is being dragged down by millions of scroungers is just that - a myth.

Among the the biggest scroungers and fraudsters are the thousands of wealthy pensioners who are NOT in fuel poverty and who claim winter fuel allowance, and the middle classes who claim Child Welfare Benefit for ‘Children’ up to the age of nineteen!!

Means testing all this would at a conservative estimate have saved around 7 Billion. But it would have been too politically unpalatable. So despite the Tory rhetoric of ‘We are all in this together’ and a ‘fairer society’ we continue to be a divided society, where the poor subsidize the benefits of the more well off.

Resentment will only grow further still as the news that many of us ordinary folk are now going to have to work until we are seventy to pay for all this slowly sinks in.