This blog has become a highlighter for other controversialist writers, pointing you towards writers prepared to go againt the tide of mainsteam opinion, to chalenge the orthodoxy. Today the link is to an article by the excellent Deborah Orr, a true liberal who is commenting on the persistent whining of the progressive left about public spending cuts in the coalition’s budget. The terminally naive “progressive left” are labouring under the misapprehension that the debt funded good times can co on for ever, all the government has to do is keep printing money. Good food, luxury goods, clothes and holidays have been ridiculously cheap for 30 years. That’s why the drop in living standards will be tough. All we can do however is brace ourselves and get ready to ride out the storm.
Deborah Orr writes: Already, I look back, like some ancient matriarch in a bad television movie, telling the story of the world through her memories. I’m only 47, and I cannot believe how much life in Britain has changed in my time. (For a start, “only 47” wasn’t said much in 1962, except perhaps on the occasion of death.) I think of my late father, when I was little…
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And if that depressed you take a look at this clip from 1970s TV programme Tiswaz, a show that typified and era when we all had less but seemed to be much happier.