CAN you take the pain? The politicians, and Michael Gove in particular, are prepping you for some hardcore pain ahead, as ‘Britons braced for 11 per cent inflation’ according to yesterday’s Times headline.
You remember Michael Gove, right? He was the one that liked it hard when it came to lockdown. In fact, for Gove, no lockdown could be too hard or too long. He was once dubbed a ‘lockdown dove’ by our idiotic government mouthpiece media, as he wanted lockdowns to protect the NHS and the elderly. He was such a nice, gentle man, whereas those that dared to question the mad policy were the meanies and granny killers. In fact, Gove was the lockdown hawk, wanting tougher, meaner and tighter lockdowns and all the funny money that went with it.
Now that Gove, lockdown fanatic-in-chief, has had his wicked way with government policy we have runaway inflation. We have runaway inflation, dear reader, because if you pump billions of free money into an economy the price, eventually, will have to be paid. And that price is inflation – which now looks set to reach 11 per cent. Therefore, interest rates have to be increased. All because Gove, and the rest of the lockdown nutters, were let loose two years ago.
Now Gove, the Communities Secretary, is warning that ‘Britain faces tough times ahead’ as the Government and Bank of England act to ‘squeeze’ inflation out of the economy. As the Bank raised interest rates to 1.25 per cent – the fifth monthly rise in succession – Mr Gove said the UK was undergoing a ‘painful’ economic ‘correction’ as a result of the war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the pandemic.
He said that while the Government had a duty to help the ‘very poorest’, the pressure on the public finances meant it was unable to provide the level of support to people that it would like.
He added: ‘I think it is an unavoidable consequence of the central bank policies the UK and others have had to follow. There are inevitably tough times ahead for the UK and the global economy.’
This, dear reader, is a bare-faced lie. The central bank policies, the free money in less fancy speak, were only something that had to be followed because the government made a political choice to lock down. The lockdowns were not inevitable, they were a choice. Politicians like Gove chose to lock down down our economy three times, and create economic Armageddon. Do not ever believe that this was a choice that had to be made – Sweden didn’t make it and their Covid outcomes were no worse than the UK.
Johnson, Gove and the rest of them chose to lock down, they chose to allow the printing of funny money, which has led inevitably to this ‘inflationary pain’. Now Gove has the brass neck to turn around and says, take the pain, people, take the pain.
It amazes me that there is not a word of apology, not an ounce of contrition, not a ‘so sorry, we didn’t know what we are doing, we have really messed things up’ from the likes of Johnson and Gove and their policies of economic terrorism. As I explained before this was a special kind of evil.
In conclusion I leave you with Sergeant Barnes in the classic movie Platoon, telling some poor injured soldier to ‘take the pain’.
Yes, I know wimpy Michael Gove is not Sergeant Barnes, but you get the analogy. We, dear readers, are the sad sods who are going to be told in the months ahead to ‘take the pain’. And it’s our economy that will need a body bag.