Listening to the parties at lunchtime on Five Live selling there manifestos, they all seem hell bent on more of everything, when surely we just need less people consuming resources! And no I don't mean from an imigration point of view as I'm sure our population would still be 4 million higher than now in 2037 than it is now with zero migration according to this study.
I have missed the debates so far, given that they have been held on Thursday nights, but it strikes me that almost all the parties, including UKIP and the Tories, believe they can only win by promising spending on a scale that will mortgage our future and that of our kids.
Earlier this month a certain lady by the name of Viv Nicholson died. She was the lady who won the pools in the 1960s and declared she was going to "spend, spend, spend".
She seems to be the role model for a whole generation of politicians.
The strange thing is that those politicians who claim to be opposed to "austerity" are those whose spending plans would guarantee it for future generations. Their selfishness knows no bounds.
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