“The mood of business is positive. The momentum in Britain is growing and should come through in figures towards the end of the year. I am not at all depressed by the GDP numbers. Life is challenging and we all know that.”
- Sir Roger Carr, president of the CBI.
“It’s terrible, we’re not doing a thing. No one’s got any money. We’re not doing one day’s money in three. It’s the worst I’ve known. It’s frightening. It’s a job to find the rent. We have just been talking about whether we can carry on.”
- Mrs Wheatley, owner of a jewellery stall in Queens Market, east London.
Which of these two people has his or her head stuck up their own backside—the ordinary hardworking citizen trying to survive, or the very rich man with a knighthood? Whose view do you trust as authentic, honest and grounded in a reality more commonly shared?
There are many things that make Britain great. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition is not one of them.