Opinion

We're all doomed, Captain Mainwaring

No matter who you are, you will be affected by the just announced Spending Review.

With 490000 public sector jobs going, cuts in police funding, a cut in Government department budgets by an average 19 per cent and a 7 billion pounds cut in the welfare budget it's going to make business harder.

The good news, if that's what it can be called, is that the NHS is, to an extent, protected and even sees an extra 2 billion pounds added to its budget and schools are to see funding rise every year until 2015.

Luckily none of us are bankers as they will see a permanent bank levy raised against them.

The question needs to be asked - would Captain Mainwaring call George Osborne a 'stupid boy''?

This was first published in October 2010

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