(satire – I think)
Countries such as Norway, Sweden and Switzerland whose economies have been laden for years with mountains of crippling snow are bracing themselves for deep recession after economists in the UK confirmed this week that snow blanketing much of the UK could push the country into an unprecedented triple-dip recession.
Norway’s chief economist gave his reaction to the warning by British economists that weak UK economic growth is due to the recent spell of cold weather:
Obviously Norway’s decades-long position as one of the top 5 most economically successful countries in the world will now need to be reassessed in the light of UK economists’ assessment that even small amounts of snow can lead to recession.
Clearly the serious economic problems facing the UK are entirely due to the recent snowfalls you’ve been experiencing and is not at all connected with the fact that the UK electorate decided to put an out-of-touch economic illiterate whose only previous job was working as a towel refolder in Selfridge’s in charge of your economy. Is it?
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Yes but look at all our beautifully folded towels, and look how well our economy has folded – I think you’ll find it is no coincidence!
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Tom Pride said:
Ah yes, of course. And as Osborne was actually a refolder of towels – that would explain the constant return to recession.
I had a sudden fear for Switzerland’s economy when I saw the photos of Davos.. its very snowy and they’re going to be playing host to George Osborne for the next 4 days!
Philip Thompson said:
I DO WANT YOUR TRUE COMMENTS on the STUPIDITY of ALL the Questions and Answers at PMQs. The PLANTED QUESTIONS from BOTH sides that SHAME US ALL.
Tom Pride said:
Blimey – talk about a double-whammy! Will the Swiss ever recover I wonder?
Still, on the bright side – the UK economy can expect a bit of a respite with Osborne out of the UK for a few days. Can we send him somewhere else after Switzerland?
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Somewhere without snow … I don’t want them to have any reason to send him back!
Planted questions from both sides = They’re all in it together.
When they say ‘were all in it together’ that isn’t an inclusive reference to you or I, it’s to be taken literally. An admission that they’re all in it together. Certainly looks that way.
A re-folder,I never knew there was such a job-you live and learn;though of course a vital job as it was in the private sector as opposed to public non jobs like nurses,teachers,youth workers……
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