13 April 2010

They are all at it

Am I being unreasonable? I have scanned the manifestos, both Labour and Tory, but neither offers any clue as to how they will reduce the fiscal deficit, arguably the most important question facing the nation as it makes its political choice.

They must have thought about it. Or are we expected to believe that the election will simply magic away the need to cut public spending and raise taxes?

And, yes, I know that no-one will welcome a whacking great increase in VAT or a cutback in spending but we are all well aware that either or both is bound to happen. We're not all children - what will be the effect of promising us sweeties then wielding the axe?

Put not your faith in politicians - they'll screw you again and again and again.

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