Thursday, December 29, 2011

And so it goes on...

As the laziness of the festive season has started to wear thin, your humble Devil has woken up and noticed that the Coalition have quietly pledged to implement some spectacularly stupid policies.

The first of these is the Vickers Report which, amongst other pointless remedies, suggests splitting the retail and investment arms of banks. Despite the fact that this ignores the fact that the collapse started amongst the government-guaranteed retail arms of said banks, the government has said that it will press ahead with the recommendations in full.

The second piece of colossal stupidity is Cameron's reported commandment to implement minimum alcohol pricing: this suggestion really grips my shit for a number of reasons—not least that it won't work, that it will be illegal under EU law, that there is no drinking problem in this country, and that the massively-foreheaded twat has finally shown his true colours.

Most irritating of all, of course, is that we know that Tory aides read many blogs voraciously—and that, therefore, CCHQ are aware of all of the above. And they know that we know that they know. As such, they are pissing into our open mouths.

As such, I feel that some of these issues need to be addressed by your humble Devil—if only for my own catharsis. But, it is late, and so this post is a bookmark, an aide memoire for myself and a menu of things to come for my remaining readers...

7 comments:

JuliaM said...

I can't wait... :)

Henry W said...

They've killed the pub's where they had control that's until the lunatics got in a wanted a European outdoor setup, how about allowing smoking in the pubs and banning all booze in the supermarkets and going back to the "outy" but then we know it wouldn't happen as the politicians are more scared of big business and not the voter, they do have to protect their job futures.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Looking forward to it, I rattled off an unstructured rant yesterday about the minimum price idiocy. Like you say, they're not even hiding their dismissal of the public's views anymore.

Grumpy old Man said...

Mr. Potatohead's Big Idea will create 1000's of jobs in the smuggling industry, and provide additional income from your own home to anybody with an airing cupboard and a chest freezer. It all helps to get the economy moving.

bewick said...

Worry not dear Devil. I live near the Scottish Borders. Wouldn't take much to establish a booze warehouse 1/2 a mile from the actual border.
Until "our dear leader" replicates the Scottish Folly then I'll make a mint.
Once upon a time -40 years ago perhaps - the pubs in Scotland were closed on Sundays. Border pubs in neaby England did somewhat well on Sundays.

Rob F said...

Cameron is either a complete prat or a liar (I hate to invoke Tony Benn, but he was at least right about politicians being either signposts or weathervanes).

lilith said...

Now the buffoon wants to mess with my Gin and Tonic. After indicating he'd like to tax my bacon and eggs.