In this age of austerity have you noticed how it never applies to the 'modernisers'? In an age when we, the public, cannot afford public toilets or libraries the 'modernisers' can afford high speed railways, another London airport, an Olympics, a royal yacht and a huge bail out of the euro?
It is ridiculous! They never stop spending taxpayer's money. They cannot understand that we cannot afford their ambition. In my household I have a budget. I know what I can afford. At the moment I can afford everything that I pay for but if the going gets tough then what do I cut? First on the agenda would be Sky TV... it is a luxury that I love but when the going gets tough it would get chopped and so in government terms that could mean stopping our contributions to the European Union because it is an expensive luxury that we can't afford.
Then we have savings. Today we can still save for our future but if inflation continues to rise we would have to cut back. In government terms it means that we cannot afford the lavish Foreign Aid that we dispense to countries with better growth than ourselves. It is just common sense.
I will never understand why all our international commitments cost we, the British, so much money. Four French soldiers get killed in Afghanistan and immediately Sarkozy threatens to withdraw the French contingent. Four!? We have been in Afghanistan longer than the Second World War. The cost in manpower has been horrific and nobody has yet been able to explain why we, an island nation, can have our security threatened by marauding Afghans! The official excuse is pathetic so there must be another reason for so much loss of life. The cost is also horrific and so I must just concede that we are being fleeced.
Do you understand what I am saying? We do not need to beg or borrow our way out of debt. We just cut our cloth to what we can afford. I do not need SKY TVor savings to survive. I can cut so much if I have to and so can the government. They can cut so much frivolous spending, starting with their own bar and dining facility, but then they choose not to and you still vote for them! It is still time to refuse to vote ConDemLab. Don't give them your approval. They are cheating on you but when will you get the message?