The first is about Gordon Brown lying about spending cuts. Lying? Gordon Brown?
"The Treasury papers show that the Government is actually expecting the average cut to be 9.3 per cent. "
That was from the The Telegraph, but the lines that froze me on the spot:
The leaked papers also show that by 2013/14, the Treasury expects to be paying out £63 billion on interest payments on the national debt.
Can that be right?
And then there is this, from The Times:
The number of young people out of work hit a record 947,000 in July as total unemployment hit in Britain hit 2.47 million.
Official data today showed that the number of jobless 16-24 year olds jumped by nearly 60,000 in the three months to July to the highest level since 1992, when records began.What appalls me about these two stories is not that the news is very bad indeed, which of course, it is, but that the general public have believed Labour lies for so long that we are in a parallel universe where 20% of the population still intend to vote Labour. Why? What do they think will happen? That it will only get better?
The guy from D-Ream who wrote and performed "Things Can Only Get Better" on the 1997 election night now works for CERN as an Astro Physicist. I hope the bugger disappears up his own Boson.
On a much lighter note, my kids are staying with me (both in their twenties). They hate my new car, a Peugeot Partner Quicksilver.
"But it's so practical" I bleat.
"It looks like a disabled car. It looks like it's for mental people" they chime.
On the way from the airport, they are gurning and waving maniacally at other motorists to make the point.
"but look at all the stowage space!"
"That'll be to keep the feeding tubes and spare nappies"
The Young are so cruel.
So what's your verdict on the Peugeot Partner Quicksilver?
Does it make the cool wall or does the driver look like a nob and do the passengers look "special"?