Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Hot Air's Financial Hypocrisy

Shock News from British Gas

British Gas has announced, contrary to all expectations, that it may have to increase gas prices, although it must be remembered that ‘may’ means ‘will’ in utility-speak.

This time it’s believed to be due to someone issuing a super injunction, or is it because of the dry April or possibly due to the number of daylight hours? More likely because they bloody well can, and there’s nothing we can damned well do about it – so there!

Chairman Bill believes it is now cheaper to warm your house by burning wads of £5 notes.

Banks Give In

That other bunch of rapacious bastards, the banks, have given up pretending they didn’t mis-sell Payment Protection Insurance – you know, that insurance that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, because of the small print that absolves the buggers from having to pay out a penny in the unlikely event the claim is lodged on a day with a ‘y’ in it.

Union Boss Made of Teflon

With the announcement from the Tory think-tank ‘Policy Exchange’ that pay for public sector jobs is up to 30% higher than the equivalent jobs in the private sector, Brendan Barber, head of the Trade Union Congress, has accused the think-tank of 'stirring up divisions'.

However, when the boot is on the other foot and public sector pay is lower, the TUC is up in arms and threatening strike action all over the place.

The words ‘double’ and ‘standards’ come to mind, as well as ‘bloody hypocrite’. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, as they say.

1 comment:

  1. I can't decide whether you remind me of the Daily Mail with a headache or the Daily Worker with a conscience. Ah well, whatever it is, keep doing it.