Saturday, April 25, 2009

Buddy, can you spare a dime?

I wonder how much these two have been talking over the last few days? Do you think President Obama - now approaching his 100th day in office - will have been twittering his old mate Gordon on an hourly basis? Do they coordinate their "global vision" at daily teleconferences? Is that special relationship being strengthened by the close bond these two great world leaders forged as a result of the triumphant G20 gathering in London?

Funnily enough, Gordon hasn't mentioned his new buddy much over the last few weeks - they've probably had a few other things on their minds, d'you think?

Still, I expect they'll get together again soon to compare notes after Alistair Darling has explained to the G7 meeting that unless they do what they all promised to do in London the UK economy will never ever come out of recession. It won't be Gordon's fault, it'll be those bloody foreigners who have let us down once again.

It's not fair, is it? Twelve years of boom based on a false premise and then 23 years of bust. But, of course, the Conservatives - and particularly Margaret Thatcher - caused all of this. They should never be allowed near the levers of power ever again, should they? Just imagine what would happen - they would slash public services ruthlessly and bring the country to its knees!

Hang on a minute. We're already on our knees and just about to be spreadeagled in the mire because of Labour's abject incompetence in managing the economy. Bugger!

Maybe Barak can help us out........?