Sunday, 7 September 2008

Gordon Brown's £64m bribe for the West Midlands.

The West Midlands are to get a £64m package of economic aid from our glorious leader Gordon Brown. Now, seeing as Labour hold 39 of the 59 seats in the area you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a vote buying bribe. However, you probably won't be surprised to hear that this is old money coming out of AWM’s (regional development agency Advantage West Midlands) existing £300 million budget.

According to the Birmingham Post, Treasury Secretary, Yvette Cooper, said:
“The West Midlands, like every region across the world, is being affected by the twin economic problems of the credit crunch and the high oil and food prices."
I would like to point out that the West Midlands differs from the rest of the world in three obvious ways: One, there are a hell of a lot of Labour seats there. Two, Gordon Brown for some reason chose the area to hold his cabinet meeting (why not Conservative Surrey?) and three, the people of the area are being conned into believing that the government is giving them £64m. How the hell can the West Midlands be receiving a "£64m package of economic aid" when it's money they already bloody well have? SPIN ALERT! SPIN ALERT! SPIN ALERT!


Gallimaufry said...

£64 million spent on a prison compound on Montserrat for the Nulab Cabinet would be of greater benefit to the West Midlands and England as a whole than the £12.15 per head bribe of recycled or "sustainable" tax money.

Anonymous said...

"like every REGION across the world..."

"Regions" are, of course, the natural order of things, aren't they?

Yvette Cooper, yet another brainwashing bastard - with no self interest at all (not)!

Mark M Heenan said...

you missed out 3) it's the part of the England where Labour's ratings have taken the steepest nosedive