Monday 12 October 2009

Bad News Day

Is it co-incidence that the following bits of news were all released on the same day:

- a large programme of asset sales by the Government (which however will only be enough to fund August's deficit, never mind the rest of the year. Or next year.).

- Letters being written to MPs about their expenses (note that the details of which MPs owe what money back will not be made public)

- Jacqui Smith's second home claim was wrong despite her agonised defence

- The arrest and forcible search of Damian Green for embarassing the Government was "not proportionate".

Clearing the decks for a fresh start? Maybe even another re-launch?

In the meantime: an interesting recent talk about the perils of printing money. Not a theme our current Government would accept.

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