Friday Thoughts from….

Daniel Hannan
{Bold & Honest Politician– perhaps the next Prime Minister?}

Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense! Everyone knows that Britain is worse off than any other country as we go into these hard times. The IMF has said so; the European Commission has said so; the markets have said so – which is why our currency has devalued by thirty percent. And soon the voters too will get their chance to say so. They can see what the markets have already seen: that you are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.”

Followed by an interesting interview with Neil Cavuto:


2 Responses to “Friday Thoughts from….”

  1. 1 Rachel
    March 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love this speech! From other news articles I've read & his blog, he's been making speeches like these numerous times but I guess because we (Americans) can relate so closely to this one we've clung to it?This is what I wish all our representatives would be saying on the floor of our Congress! He uses direct,clear words, and he doesn't waste time with political correctness or obeisance. Can we borrow him for awhile? haha

  2. 2 Michael Griffith
    March 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    1) He’s a MEP. Not an MP, they don’t become Prime Minister.2) Alright, what’s YOUR answer for solving the economic crisis? And can you point to an idea that doesn’t result in me calling you “Herbert Hoover”?

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