Genuine rifts in politics don’t get any more poignant than this one, Baroness Ashton asked for a 5% rise in her Brussels budget and the fur flies. Europe minister David Lidington suggested she try doing less, over and above whatever it is she already does. Who is this wretched woman and how is she allowed to mis-represent this country? They slipped her in under cover of EU darkness while you were asleep.
Enough of boring politics, let’s consider how £427 million smackeroonies might be put to better use for an immediate stimulation of any given economy. The simplest way is to hand it out, pass it into the hands of 427 unsuspecting members of the public, for example. The sanest individual will definitely crack up from receiving such a windfall and go on a spending spree par excellence. Pubs are sure to do a days’ roaring trade!
I’ts a statistical given that the money will be blown, a 20-year study of US lottery winners showed 98% to be in debt up to their eyeballs. People always want more and we can’t pin that on greed alone, there’s a liberating factor to getting ready cash and it’s somehow never quite enough. But read more of the report and you’ll find that in their utter stupidity, many of these people exhibited infinite generosity, it knew no bounds, they made people happy and demonstrated the better aspects of humanity.
Sadly, the same can’t be said of free-spending government nor of the widow Ashton. Under the circumstances, it’s quite understandable she’s gone insane with all that loot and much more to come from the UK taxpayer! As far as we know, she’s half human.