A BANANA REPUBLIC: THE UK SPENDING "REVIEW"
DAY 3427 Wednesday 20th October 2010
To that end, a number of bananas were strategically placed around Westminster to await the arrival of the Conservatives court jester, the grandly titled, "Chancellor", Mr Osbourne.
An interesting chapter called The War, Oil and the Economy (pages 238 -243) in a book by Joseph Stiglitz called 'The Three Trillion Dollar War' goes a long way to concisely explaining what most of us have probably guessed is going on.
Basically by waging war, with its accompanying effects, big business has cleaned up big time, financially, both at home and abroad.
In the UK people may 'pay' for war and it's consequences through their pockets, but overseas, millions of innocent civilians have 'paid' for 'war', with their lives.
A civil servant was overheard complaining about the military spending cuts, saying "next they'll be using Ryanair or Easyjet" on missions. Would we really be surprised?
because they are probably confused about where they are supposed to be at any given time.
who on earth are they all "protecting"?
Babs Tucker x