Wednesday, October 20, 2010


From BBC News:

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled the biggest UK spending cuts since World War II, with welfare, councils and police budgets all hit.

The pension age will rise sooner than expected, some incapacity benefits will be time limited and other money clawed back through changes to tax credits and housing benefit. [...]

Mr Osborne ended his hour-long Commons statement by claiming the 19% average cuts to departmental budgets were less severe than expected. This is thanks to an extra £7bn in savings from the welfare budget and a £3.5bn increase in public sector employee pension contributions. [Continued]

Social democracy coming to a grinding halt across the pond - how will Europe-adoring Democrats cope with their cognitive dissonance?

Oh yes, it is sustainable! No, no, don't take the government jobs away! Not the welfare! Not the welfare!!!


Richard Thornton said...

Maybe your ilk won, and you should applaud (go libertarianism!! yeah!!), but never forget that 500,000 families, yes families will have their world forever changed by their main bread winner suddenly unemployed and that is simply not something you or anyone should be applauding. Do it! Destroy the democratic socialist state we now have, but I bet in the long run you will live to regret it, because like the end of the cold war, you just never know what comes next.

Reasonsjester said...

Cryptic, much?