I am receiving the message here and elsewhere that I am driving people to drink, to high anxiety and stress with the information I am revealing on The Tap. This is not my objective. In fact by confronting the lies more directly than is considered polite in British political tradition, I hope that we can be free of them more quickly, enabling a recovery of our once proud economic performance and happy society.
To cheer you up, here is a nice apocryphal tale which came into me on email from Tim Beard.
The British Economy
It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea . It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted.
These are tough times, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit. Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in
order to choose one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute, who in these
hard times offered her “services” on credit.
The prostitute runs to the hotel, and uses the 100 Euro note to settle her debt with the hotel proprietor for the rooms
she rented when she brought clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms and takes his 100 Euro note, saying that he did
not like any of the rooms and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism…..
Says it all!! Brownonomics as described.
What’s the picture got to do with the story?…………nothing much…but it cheered you up, right?
GREAT NEWS – The Daily Mail has finally got it!!!!
Labour Are Liars
Just much bigger liars than they have yet realised.