It boggles the mind, what ordinary people are having to put up with right now….
I've known Ken Livingstone for decades. To say we are on different sides of the political divide is to put it mildly.
But when he said he thought all bankers should be put up against a wall and shot, I felt like saying: 'Hand me the gun Ken. Let me be the first to pull the trigger.'
It's all very well for little Disney cartoon people to leap about gleefully singing: 'Whistle while you work.'
Right now, those looking forward to retirement can whistle all they like, it ain't gonna get them anywhere.
You'll work until a government of public school boys who've never had jobs in the real world tells you to.
You can read the rest of Michael Winner- yes Michael Winner’s- wonderful piece on the latest ‘progressive’ move from the Coalition government, here.
Meanwhile, the Mail reports that wealthy Tory MP and former investment banker John Redwood has denied telling people hit by Budget cuts to wear more clothes, turn down the thermostat and eat more vegetables.
Redwood wrote on his blog:
'If you are living a middle-class lifestyle and your income goes down by 10 per cent you have plenty of options.
'You can holiday nearer home and cut out the foreign trip. You can eat at home more than in restaurants. You can trade down for a cheaper car.
He added: 'You can buy more of the value items at the supermarket and put more vegetarian dishes into menus.
'You can discover home entertainment to keep the leisure bill down. You can turn down the thermostat a little and put on a jumper.'
Still, at least after this week’s ’progressive’ budget, John has got what he wanted.