This was a question posed to the panellists during Thursday 24th’s Question Time, and I will list the reactions of the panellists and then my own views.
The question popped up 26.21 minutes through the programme, which I was watching on iPlayer, and I was relieved upon hearing it that the debate was finally crawling away from whether or not schools should have closed during the snow.
The question was handed to Anna Soubry MP, a boring woman with equally boring opinions.
Her response was the response of every Tory MP on Question Time or at any time even, ‘it’s the hard decision to make…. it’s not going to be easy but it’s something we have to do because of the hideous situation we inherited.’
The usual response. And, as usual, she made a wildly inappropriate metaphor about credit cards. ‘If you’ve run out of money then you have to start living within your means and not keep borrowing’, that type of thing.
No you don’t! The entire neoliberal economic system is based on debt, so don’t complain about that, you barstardised Thatcherite.
If you borrow a bit more, invest in the economy, stimulate the economy, then you will regain the money and pay back your debts in full.
And if you’re looking for ways to save money then cancel Trident, cancel the tax cut to billionaires, and introduce the Tobin Tax.
Actually grow a pair and start taking a firm hand in the business of the country you have been elected to run, you pathetic neoliberal scroungers!