Friday, 16 July 2010

We’re all doomed: Chapter 42

ONE suspects that there is a secret plan to have the dark clouds of despair gathered ready to descend, before Finance Ministers and the Chancellor emerge in October to tell us all it isn’t as bad as we thought.

Once again, this week the men with the calculators and their Ministerial masters met in London to discuss budge cuts ahead of the October Spending Review.

And once again Minister for Finance and Personnel, Sammy Wilson reminded us of the cuts we’re to face and the fact that there may be a lot more in coming years.

This constant repetition of the message of doom is beginning to grate on the nerves. Does Sammy – and his partners across the land – need to constantly remind us of the situation lest we forget for a moment?

Or is this all about softening us up for the introduction of water charges with the implicit message that if we pay more bills we won’t have as many cuts….

Will we see the DUP ministerial team force through a plan which will see householders pay more to government for a service (sounds like a tax…) which will be used to make sure some public services are protected…

We eagerly await the conclusion to this “We’re All Doomed” story to be entitled: “The Blame Game – it wasn’t us what done it guvnor, but you’ll pick up the tab anyways”.

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