Sunday, 4 January 2009

Brown's recession tour in full

The news that Brown is to embark on a tour of Britain's recession blackspots this week prompts me to reveal his itinerary:
  • Monday - Guildford, Croydon
  • Tuesday - Reading, Slough
  • Wednesday - Sevenoaks, Maidstone
  • Thursday - Colchester, Chelmsford
  • Friday - Docklands, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey
As many commentators have pointed out, this is a middle-class recession that will hit the financial and service sectors, including retail and distribution, in the south-east of England particularly hard, completely unlike the last recession that took a toll of industry and manufacturing in the midlands and the north.

Actually, I have to tell the truth. Gordon will be visiting none of the above. You see, he's not visiting any of the places hit by this recession. Oh no. He's visiting the Labour strongholds hit by the last recession. As the Mail says:
The ‘recession recce’ will take in the East Midlands, the North West, the Midlands, the South West and Wales, all of which were badly hit by unemployment in the early Eighties. The visit to some of the areas worst hit in previous slumps comes amid reports that the Prime Minister is considering a second bail-out for banks after the first £37 billion package of taxpayers’ money failed.
Now to many people this may sound like party electioneering at the public expense.

And many people may consider that Cameron would be perfectly justified in dispatching his own front bench at public expense to visit the people who will really be bearing the brunt of Brown's economic folly. So how about it, Dave?

3 comments:

RICHARD said...

VISITING THE SOUTH WEST, IS HE ?
PLYMOUTH SOUND AND SOME ANCHOR CHAIN AWAIT HIM IF HE`S STUPID ENOUGH TO COME HERE.

Elby the Beserk said...

Come to Frome, you cunt, and I'll trip you up with my crutches and stand on your head.

And I suspect I will have a lot of help. We don't like Labour down here, not one little bit.

hatfield girl said...

The only places that like Labour, E, are the horrible places no-one wants to end up in.

Gulags'r'Us - that's Labour.