The Curmudgeon


Monday, August 09, 2010

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Others

It appears that the private sector is a little less than totally poised to jump with its healing balm into the bloody gashes left in British society by George the Progressively Osborne and his pet Liberal Democrat (Nick who?) and make Everything All Right. According to a survey by left-wing extremists the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, abetted by revolutionary socialist accountants KPMG, job cuts in the private sector are increasing and are set to continue increasing. This despite the megatons of extra spending power which will be unleashed upon the economy when all those public-sector parasites get their marching orders and embark upon the carefree, luxurious extravagance which is life on welfare benefits - what can be going wrong? Has the private sector absorbed too many well-upholstered ex-Ministers to consider further expansion?


  • At 6:04 pm , Blogger michael greenwell said...

    Some of the ministers could be persuaded to go on benefits if they are guaranteed and index-linked pension, several hundred thousand a year and a pay-off and bonus if they fail to sign on at the correct time.

  • At 6:09 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Shouldn't be surprised if an incentive along similar lines could entice one or two into the voluntary sector as well. It takes so little effort, and the experience of having Geoff Hoon as a befriender of elderly human resources might well do wonders in reducing the pensions crisis.

  • At 8:14 pm , Anonymous finn said...

    "Blair's publishers, Random House, will attempt to generate Harry Potterish excitement[...]"

    "For a mere £150, each signed copy will have a curiously liturgical appearance, in a cloth slip case as crimson as a cardinal, with the title stamped in gold."

  • At 12:33 pm , Blogger phil said...

    Here, have this moat. And some geese.


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