'We've had both our jabs now - we're alright. Panic over. Let's get back to normal. Book that holiday.'
Music to the serial liar's ears. That nasty man who wears the calculated mask cares only for himself. He is in the business of protecting and developing his power and status. If called on to justify his actions - and inactions - he would explain that his concern is to get the British economy back to being world-beating - or some such rhetorical emptiness.
|Johnson - a nasty and dangerous leader - thanks to the Guardian for this cartoon|
The fact is our tiny economic 'recovery' this year is significantly lower than any other European country apart from Spain. Since 2010 and the election of the Tory-led coalition government that introduced the vile policies associated with austerity, the British economy has been under-performing and broadly stagnant. Austerity became the governing principle for our society in order to put the economy back on its feet. That's what they told us. We're all in this together - a little pain now, but it will all be worth it.
Well, the super-rich have done very well out of the last decade of stagnation. Much of the money created at the press of a button by those in charge of quantitative-easing to save the banks and the economy from