3 mill? Fuck 'em
There’s more to deal with in Polly Toynbee’s article today, but one line leapt out at me.
Even if unemployment reaches 3 million, that still leaves 90% in secure jobs. Most people will suffer not at all in this recession: on the contrary they will do well as prices fall and the real value of their earnings rises.
Two points: firstly, is this, as James Forsyth says, the most staggeringly insensitive thing since Marie Antoinette? And secondly, does anyone believe she was saying the same when unemployment touched three million under Margaret Thatcher?