Thursday, 28 November 2019

Does it matter?

Neither the Conservatives nor Labour are offering "credible" spending plans ahead of the general election, an influential research group has said.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said it was "highly likely" the Tories would end up spending more than their manifesto pledges.

Labour, it warned, would be unable to deliver its spending increases as it has promised.

Does it matter though? St David of Attenborough and St Greta of Doomberg have reminded us often enough that we are doomed anyway. As the raging flames of climate conflagration are just around the corner, why not spend, spend spend? 

I am constantly surprised by the BBC. One would expect it to add some kind of standard caveat to such stories, pointing out that none of it matters because climate. Something both consistent and reassuring along these lines perhaps.

Readers should not worry about this issue as climate change will finish us off in the near future.

Obviously it could be shorter.


Sam Vega said...

Before the conflagration kills me, I plan to kill myself anyway. By suffocating myself with a plastic bag. Unfortunately, it will have to be a single-use bag.

Scrobs. said...

I never, ever consider that anything like this chuck-away comment from such a flawed bunch of mental lightweights is worth the ear-room.

The BBC are beginning to panic now, however, and the gloom of the 'seats predictions', as quoted by people who really do know what they're talking about, is a joy!

A K Haart said...

Sam - surely it would be better to use a supermarket "bag for life" as a neat touch of irony.

Scrobs - I'd love to see the BBC sold off, then we'd really see some panic.