... but I really fail to see how:
- an increase in VAT to 20% (netting some £13billion per year)
- and a reduction of some £11billion per year in welfare payments
- can do anything but damage the lives of the most vulnerable in British society?
And, astonishingly, I've just heard a Liberal-Democrat Minister say he is "genuinely comfortable with the approach we've taken" :-(
In all due respect, over the coming months, when the reality of these decisions hits home, I am fairly certain that many, many, many people who voted Lib-Dem last month will feel far from 'genuinely comfortable'.
Not a time to be poor, old, disabled, a working parent, or in socially-rented housing ...
... no wonder Clegg and Cable looked like the proverbial 'sick parrots' as George Osborne outlined his rush to austerity :-(
They know full well that if the economy does double-dip (which looks highly likely to me), then there's no Plan B to all of this :-((