“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
- Winston Churchill
Well I won't be the only person to quote Churchill this morning. One of the difficulties for everyone - even they aren't racist simpletons like fifty percent of the population apparently are - is wading through the various forecasts and deciding which may prove accurate. The one that at the moment seems most likely to me to come true is this from FT journalist Simon Kuper: "In 20 years, impoverished Britons will be smuggled into France in the back of lorries to pick strawberries". I always interpreted Thatcher's aim to be to create a low skill, low wage economy in the UK. Her successors appear to be determined to add 'no jobs' to that list.
Anyway, I started with a quote so let me finish with one:
"Young people, today would be a great day to pay a visit to your grandparents, and give them a fucking slap." - Dan Rebellato