BINGO! The budget has been announced and the Chancellor, jolly George Osborne, has said it is one for “doers and savers” and allows the bingo and beer brigade to have a good time. How out of touch are this lot?
In the mean time there is plenty of other distraction for you, such as the announcement of the new one pound coin with its 13 (or 12 sides depending on reports) which will resemble the three pence piece. Lovely, no mention however from the majority of the mainstream media that it is still only as real as your belief in it (save a few) and it is still basically what I call ‘faith-based’ currency. If you can find the holes in faith-based religion, the why can’t you find the holes in faith based money?
What budget day should be renamed as is ‘bury bad news day’ as we scramble around to digest the meanings of the latest chancellors ramblings, the answer to which is simple – did you take the money back from the banks..no? We’re still broke. Bury bad news day was sponsored this week by the Huffington Post who told us that the funny Mayor in London, Boris Johnson, had authorised the use of water cannons and we can all look forward to having our eyes gouged out at the next political event we attend. With the various laws being passed such as the Anti Social Behaviour and Crime Policing Bill we will find it hard pushed to do anything without the oppressive state clamping down on us viciously.
So enjoy your budget week and news distraction, you will forgiven for thinking that everything is awesome.