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What A Whiner

The Guardian has an article on another Austerian looking to deflect the blame for his country’s slip back into recession: David Cameron blames UK double-dip recession on eurozone.

It doesn’t occur to Mr. Cameron that the reason the eurozone is in such sad shape is because of the same policies he is pursuing in the UK. When people are out of work, they can’t buy things, so demand falls, which puts even more people out of work. The process is well-understood by everyone but the Austerians.

Greece, Spain, Ireland, et al. were forced into taking the austerity measures by the Angie-Nickie cabal. No one forced David Cameron to do it. Austerity in the UK was a free choice by the Conservatives. You have to be reality disconnected from reality to think that massive government cut-backs in a weak economy is going to do anything other than make things worse.

2 comments

1 jams o donnell { 05.01.12 at 5:45 am }

Barring something major, like the Lib Dems growing a pair (but Clegg and co like their few ministerial portfolios too much) and/or a fair number of Tory MPs joining UKIP we are stuck with Cameron for another 2, but probably 3 years.

2 Bryan { 05.01.12 at 9:41 am }

I guess having the Tories sink with Rupert Murdoch is too much to hope for…

The Lib Dems have destroyed their ‘brand’ with their support of Cameron. Clegg is owed a leadership battle, which would be another path to early elections.

It’s all wishing and hoping at this point.