23 December 2009
The middle class recession continues to bite
It's nice to get things right, it really is. In November of last year we argued that the recession was a middle class problem and was nothing to do with us. Various newspapers tried to present the closure of the likes of Woolworth's as proof that we were all in it together, but nobody believed them for the simple reason that it wasn't true.
The latest figures show how right we were to sit back and chortle as the middle class started to vanish up its own arsehole. Now it's architects, surveyors, vets and solicitors who are are having to pop along to the local joke shop to get their £64.30 a week in unemployment pay. Back in April of this year almost 400,000 of these characters were signing on and that figure has risen since then.
This is just too good for words. Remember if you are tempted to feel sorry for these clowns that they and their class voted to put us out of work a generation ago. So to any of their number who have chanced on this blog and who are facing the dole right now the message is: