"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Soros Adds His Voice

George Soros has added his voice to those querying the coalition's plan for economic recovery. Soros is the man who made billions betting against sterling in the early 90s.

If I were a conspiracy theorist I'd say that this pronouncement, following that of Mervyn King's this morning and 'Sir' Richard Lambert's yesterday, are an attempt to confuse and distract. (Lambert is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee under Blair who left to become DG of the CBI and was recently knighted on the recommendation of this coalition government in the New Year's Honours List - for services to business).

I think we're being talked down to accept the worst possible scenario: pandemics, food shortages, water shortages - we've already got used to job shortages and money shortages. And if fear doesn't work then perhaps guilt will.


  1. Ah, the joys of living in a flat, GV, I remember them well....... nodding headboards and all!

  2. These Eastern Europeans have a lot of stamina, Spidey :-)


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