Friday, 8 March 2013
Simon Jenkins mocks the “level of economic debate” in the UK.
This article by Simon Jenkins starts:
“Why not build a bridge to the moon? It will restore confidence, "kickstart infrastructure spending", create thousands of jobs and boost British scientific and engineering expertise. A moon base could exploit rare mineral resources and even relieve the housing crisis. A Humberside portal for the bridge will help close the north-south gap. The prestige gain for business would be immense. The consultants are ready. Britain showed it could do something extravagantly pointless like an Olympics. Why not go to the moon? This is the level of economic debate in the UK at present.”