Sunday, May 25, 2008

I'm a little confused

I'm a scientist by training, so I find the economy a little hard to understand and one aspect of it is confusing me particularly at the moment.

According to Labour the economic prosperity that the country enjoyed following Labour's return to power was all down to Gordon Brown's magical tinkering, I'm not quite sure how raiding our pension funds helped but hey ho.

Now according to Labour the current economic crisis is nothing to do with Gordon and the government, it's all down to global factors that are completely out of their control.

Something does not quite add up to me here, as I say I'm a scientist ignorant of economics, but that does not mean I cannot spot big fat porkies when they're being told.

If it's sunny then it's Gordon's doing, while if it's raining it's the weather that we cannot control, maybe some people just see what they want to see.

On an unrelated topic, I just saw Alan Johnson on the BBC openly stating that polyclinics were not a national initiative, that's strange Alan when it is commonly known that all PCTs have been ordered from above to set up their Darzi polyclinics or else.

I wonder why no one trusts this government. It's raining today, I wonder what Gordon's been up to.

7 comments:

Old Holborn - bitter and twisted said...

Your a Scientist?

I do hope you are properly qualified.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2023082/Science-test-asks-What-does-a-riding-hat-protect.html

Mark Wadsworth said...

"If it's sunny then it's Gordon's doing, while if it's raining it's the weather that we cannot control"

The two politicos who showed up on Andrew Marr said exactly that. The question is, is the Great British Public dumb enough to believe it?

Old Holborn - bitter and twisted said...

"The question is, is the Great British Public dumb enough to believe it?"

Yup, they are. Whether it be ZNL or Torylite.

They are only annoyed with ZNL because they promised to turn water into wine and it hasn't worked (unless you are on benefits). Meanwhile Eton boy has discovered the miracle powers of turning loaves and fishes into a feast. Watch them flock to him instead.

Mark Wadsworth said...

There again, Dr De'ath, if your patients get better, you're happy to accept their gratitude, whereas if they get worse ...

wonkotsane said...

I just saw Alan Johnson on the BBC openly stating that polyclinics were not a national initiative
In the context of the UK it's not a national initiative because the British government can only make pronouncements on the English NHS.

Dr De'Ath said...

true mark,

there are no shortage of people trying to claim the success of mother nature or the placebo as their own!

i think you point varies greatly from specialty to specialty

Chalcedon said...

Over a beer or two yesterday in the pub I too suggested that the vile weather was down to McBroon. When people start making jokes associating McBroon with anything bad then surely his time has come to an end? Especially since it was sunny in Scotland which suggested he had deliberately sent the sun North of the border and was unfairly punishing the English on the bank holiday, according to the landlord of said pub .