23 March, 2006
Not one surprise in the budget
When Gordon Brown sends an email saying he is doing this and that you can begin to worry. Especially when his budget has not given much to anyone. Prudent or not his last budget just proves that it was a get Labour in power one. If you look at the chancellors budget realistically he has taken away from pensioners. He has given back to the well off in many ways. He says that pensioners now get free travel but didn't they anyway? Education seems to be high on his list but there's nothing that says if you are one of the forgotten or one of the not so bright. Many of whom with help could become someone but he said nothing like I have ear marked 45 million so you can learn the basic for free or you will have to pay something if you a part time earner. Everything is family orientated and geared towards home owners but with many more people staying single and becoming disillusioned then it seems you will continue not to reap the benefits. This budget was one of the quietest on record there was not much reaction from anyone. It looks like we are in for another gloomy year and poverty to continue to strike the less fortunate. The struggle I suppose will continue until we all get a fare and proper budget. To be honest this was not one.