I heard our fearless leader this morning on Radio 4 being interviewed, he just doesn’t get it! With all the talk of weathering the storm and inflation targets, the one question Humphries should have asked, but didn’t was You ask people to take inflation wage rises, but how do you expect people to survive when wage rises are being wiped out by inflationary pressures? Brown wants people to not have real term wage increases, this will not work.
Apart from that, the thing that struck me was how much he kept on repeating the same mantra “we are making the correct decisions”. Smacks a bit of Blair if you ask me, but obviously they are not making the correct decisions if they deliberately make the poorest, hardest working, in our society even more poor, then in trying to alleviate the situation, still leave 1000000 people worse off than they were. The words backside and elbow spring readily to mind!
One of the problems for the Government is that for too many people, the government is seen as not doing very much while the country slides towards recession, or even as was reported the other day stagflation.