P.S. Darling [not my darling] I hope the planned VAT cut isn't all you and your puppet master are planning on doing [The Guardian]...what a load of cobblers. Whom will this really help? More practical problems overheard at Village Counter Talk.
Still, not to worry, as the Times tells us, the government are doing their level best to lower unemployment by continuing the unbelivable jobs bonanza for pen-pushers for, despite it all:
From the Guardian: "City economists said a VAT cut was 'psychologically attractive', as it would encourage people to spend when times were hard and could easily be withdrawn later."
"local authorities and government departments are still creating a plethora of obscure pen-pushing posts at taxpayers' expense."