Britain, a ship with no captain and economically rudderless

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain


A letter a day to number 10. No 1,450

Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Against dire warnings of another global recession and the EU facing chaos as the two biggest eurozone economies face melt down with France declaring an economic emergency and Germany’s industrial production growth at zero percent, what exactly are governments doing and what’s the point of them? The Office for National Statistics has revealed that ‘Britain has the highest current account deficit since modern records began in 1948’. So what’s the point of George Osborne and his free market ideological nonsense?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s job is to manage the economy is it not? If he can’t manage it, and clearly he can’t, you might just as well hand the job to my granny and she’s been dead for 40 odd years. She did, however, manage a business for most of her life, including…

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