I do hope that this is just some sort of 'spin double bluff'. You know the tactic. Politicians will leak that something bad is going to happen but then don't actually carry it out, in the devious attempt to render the minions so relieved that they won't notice all the other cluster fucks that are flying around.
I hardly need to remind you that we were told "there are no plans to raise VAT", in the run up to the May election so, presumably, that means the LibCon are fully aware they have no mandate to do so and they wouldn't possibly have lied to us would they.
BTW, still waiting for my cast iron EU Referendum, Dave.
Anyhow, as Calling England rightly points out, "under EU rules the government can raise VAT as much as it likes and when it likes but to reduce it again it must have permission". Hmmm, I guess we shall soon see what the outcome will be but I can't help thinking I need to check if I have any vaseline to hand .... just in case I feel like I've been shafted.
Apologies if you were kind of expecting to see a Live Blog on the Budget today, I just haven't been able to get around to organising it. So please feel free to use this post as an open thread for all things budgety bollocks where you can rant and rave to your heart's wallet's content. Or sing it's praises perhaps ;-)
So there you have it.
Budget over, no pain, no gain blah blah blah, no surprises.
One thing bothering the fuck out of me though.
Am I almost alone in the fact that we've been lied to about the VAT increase? Don't get me wrong, it's not the actual increase that's boiling my piss tonight, it's the U-fucking-turn by Cleggeron. I've only seen one other blogger, so far, that is fucking furious about it.
Why is that?
I can only assume that being lied to sits pretty comfortably with those that agree with the end result. So what the fucketty fuck happened to principles then? Fucked if I know.