Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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?



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