Budget bollocks.

Well wasn’t the budget exciting? Rarely is so much media given over to so little except when they do royal bollocks. All the tts and their arse spittles in the media are giving it large because hammond played a blinder and delivered a budget that apparently verged on the competent.

Given money to the lower paid ain’t he? By raising tax thresholds so we lucky poor folk can keep more of our money, cor blimey guv you’re a generous bloke and no mistake. Of course the richer folk get more of a break with their tax changes but we’re all in this together and they earn more so deserve to keep more.

And got rid of that pesky stamp duty for poorer folk, a classic magician’s trick: look at this magical reduction on money needed to get yourself into even deeper hock to the financial masters and mistresses and don’t look at how it benefits those who already own their bit of property. Tax the fucking land, so much of which is owned by so few.

And of course there is no change to the class war that is the ‘austerity’ programme and continuing transfer of our common wealth from the vast majority of us to the rapacious kleptos.

Enough of the depressing bollocks that the tts envelop us with.

Kate and I have just returned from a lovely little trip to the Algarve, whilst driving in the beautiful little mountains where we stayed we were pontificating on the differences between continental Europe and their housing and the UK. I summed it up with a reworking of the ‘mi casa su casa’, ‘my house is your house’ to ‘mi casa mi casa’. That is the english way with property, ‘an englishman’s house is his castle’ and so we will make money out of it.

Shit, I’ve soon slipped back into damn politics.

Coffee; latest studies suggest it has health benefits, until the next studies come along. So maybe the gerson therapy I slagged off a while ago in which coffee enemas cure cancer may be on to something. But I’ll just stick to taking my coffee orally. And spewing bullshit of course.

Brilliant essay in the Grauniad: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/23/from-inboxing-to-thought-showers-how-business-bullshit-took-over

It gives one a warm glow as one’s prejudices are confirmed. The article even references one of my heroes David Graeber and his assertion about the creation of so much meaningless bureaucracy (and before you defend bureaucracy Mark, of which we need some I agree, read his stuff, he too likes the important and necessary bureaucracy) being a means to create work for people.

Anyway need to get off and make some more unction as the last batch was not good enough and heads will have to roll within the company.

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Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.

 

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One thought on “Budget bollocks.

  1. Agreed that some bureaucracy is needed. What percentage of a person’s time is spent going to the toilet? I would humbly submit that the same percentage should apply to the amount of time a person should reasonably spend on matters of bureaucracy. I once heard a (not very good) stand-up comic being heckled with the line ‘say something funny!’. I would heckle the committed bureaucrat in much the same way, especially when they make pathetic jokes in Budget speeches.

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