A devastating earthquake in
Now, since Britain’s Lib Dems are the only Coalition party to have raised the prospect of an “in / out” Referendum in their manifesto for last year’s General Election, Tory MPs’ anger at Deputy PM, Nick Clegg’s opposition to this EU referendum vote was understandable. But then, I’m sure they’ve already forgotten what they promised their voters anyway.
After all, it’s a well-known medical condition: Governmental-Onset Amnesia. It affects politicians of all parties of all countries and for which, as yet, there is no known cure. (Though doubtless Jamie Oliver’s working on one).
Recession or no recession, it seems though luxury goods are on the shopping lists of the rich again, judging by profits at Burberry, Mulberry and other top-end companies.
The well-heeled are pushing up
At the same time, business for the
Now, when you see Poundland stores sprouting up in the high street, you know things are grim. Even grimmer though when they close down. And it’s always instructive which books end up on its shelves. Generally a surplus of remaindered X Factor biographies if memory serves.
Which all goes to prove how well the present Coalition is doing. Only the two ends of the social scale are growing: the luxury goods market and the market for the cash-strapped. The Government’s managed to make the rich richer – while the massive profits from the cheap stuff at a business like Poundland also goes to a privately-owned company. Well done!
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Nora Johnson’s novels, Soul Stealer & The De Clerambault Code (www.nora-johnson.com) available at Amazon in paperback and as eBook. Profits to Cudeca