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Sunday, 21 July 2013
THIS WILL BE A GOOD TIME TO HIDE BAD NEWS (AND FOR CAMERON TO ESCAPE THE LYNTON CROSBY EFFECT)
I've just read John Humphries' column over at Yougov on the subject of THE baby, which, I read, is due at any time now.
Apparently the Indian population is more interested in the fact that a monarch will be born than the Brits are. Humphries asks what the public thinks of the child and its future...and at the time when I read the piece, there were no responses!.
So, I'm in the majority...it's all a matter of indifference to me too.
And no matter what any of us thinks, these people will do what they have done for centuries...live high on the hog at our expense.
There will, of course be rejoicing up and down the land.
We will know about this because Mr Cameron will tell us that there is, and in case he looks as if he's being a bit socialist and egalitarian, Mr Miliband will echo his feelings...then Cleggy will say something about it too in case it looks like he's not been thought important enough to have an opinion.
Even our own First Minister Alex Salmond will say something nice about the baby as I'm sure will other heads of government over the British Isles and the Commonwealth and the world.
It will receive presents from presidents, kings, dictators and murderers and tyrants, (friends of its grandfather and great grandmother), and it will receive presents from poor people who can barely afford to eat.
In the meantime more people will be thrown on the street because we can't afford to build enough houses of the right kind for them, and the ideologically driven UK government thinks it can get more votes from the right wing leaning southern English public by making fok homeless rather than finding them suitable accommodation; NHS England, which has just spent a billion pounds getting itself ready for sale (under the strangest choice for a cabinet minister in the history of cabinet ministers), will sink farther into a mire of uncaring, money grubbing incompetence; education will become even less effective and more expensive in most of the UK; more people will die of lung cancer because the tobacco companies own the government (or at least its advisor); and the railways will fall farther behind those of small African dictatorships for want of proper management and the armed forces will be left without proper rations and equipment in order to save money although we shall still have a nuclear deterrent and more admirals than boats.
Such is life in Britain. Fur coat and no knickers.
(It's a thought though that the Tories, who are so against immigration of any kind, have had to bring in an Australian to advise them on how to get reelected and a Canadian to run their banking. The usual measure for allowing non EU citizens into the country to work is that there is no one else that can do the job. A sad reflection on education here then.)