Originally Posted by p_ps_sock
its not about sharing views its about looking at things long term and putting things into a historical context. the crap that is being spouted at the minute is simply media hacks (and I include the broadsheets in that) wanting change for the sake of it, basically because the don't like the look of the sour faced scot in no. 10. The prats and expenses comments are shortsighted and pathetic. I don't agree with everything labour has done or continue to do but the alternative is too grim to think about.
Heading for another recession? By what measure? The economy is still exceeding projected growth rates and the only problem is the housing market, a problem caused not by the government but by banks in the US.
Hells bells. Being sarcastic and taking the piss out of politicians on an internet forum is being shortsighted and pathetic. Whatever next.
Most of us are not bothered about growth rates - it's about what affects our families and their standard of living. At worst some of us are heading for redundancy, losing our homes or bankruptcy, or possibly all three. Where the hell do you live in the UK - are you not seeing the cost of fuel, heating, rates and food rising way above the rate of inflation? That is ignoring the cost of borrowing on mortgages, loans and credit etc. You have to be reasonably well off or a photosynthetic life-form not to be affected. The increase in expenditure will not be matched by pay rises and therefore most of us will notice a severe fall in our standard of living, which in my experience pre-empts a recession.