It’s not that long ago, shortly after being told we were effectively on our uppers, that we loaned Ireland £7bn of money we hadn’t allegedly got – anyone expecting that back any time soon?
And what was it? £11bn plus – I seem to recall seeing £14bn at one point – again, of money we allegedly didn’t have in the first place, to bomb the shit out of Libya. Well, we sure as hell don’t have it now.
And now £10bn to the IMF. Doesn’t matter that it’s a loan, it is still, right now, a £10bn hole in our in our national piggy-bank. And it’s still rich arseholes supporting even more bankers with our money.
It does seem that Osborne is either a pathological liar, when it comes to just how broke we are, or he is staggeringly and dangerously incompetent. Or, as I said – and I rather favour this answer – both.
Either way, it’s clear that he would much rather disburse money to all and sundry rather than use it to support the most vulnerable of our own citizens – the chronically sick and disabled.
Who, of course, are paying the real price for his largesse. And his fuckuppery.