Friday, 17 October 2014
Cynicism in the FT.
If you’re a cynic, you might enjoy the first few sentences and the last two sentences of this article by Chris Giles in the Financial Times recently.
First few sentences:
“Take your pick: Britain’s choice in next year’s election is between forgetfulness and deceit. The opposition Labour leader cannot remember the importance of Britain’s budget deficit; the Conservative prime minister pretends it will be easy to run a budget surplus and cut taxes. So absurd are both positions on the UK’s public finances that a few facts need to permeate the debate.”
Last two sentences:
“When the new government opens the books after the election and the truth comes out, voters will think their new rulers are a bunch of liars who were willing to say anything to get elected. They would be right.”