The 2009 Budget…. apart from a few headline-grabbing plans, many people would probably feel either angry, bored or underwhelmed with what’s on offer.
Despite the fact that the economy is up sh*t creek, the national public debt reaching record levels, the rate of unemployment going up, taxes are being raised, key public services facing spending cuts, and the recession getting deeper by the day, our parliamentarians will soon get a 12- week summer break, and have been bribed with oodles of taxpayers’ cash just to attend the House of Commons.
It’s enough to make even the less cynical sick. The chancellor Alistair Darling had the chance to change the script with this Budget… but he blew it, and we will all soon be paying for it.