Well done everyone. Britain is now, in the grip, of arguably, the worst financial crisis, since the second world war. But how did it happen?
The war debt that we accumulated, between 1938 and 1945, was because German bombs, rained over London and our other great cities. Hitler, history’s worst monster, was rampaging across Europe, with his territorial ambitions, being the United Kingdom next.
Fascism threatened our very existence, and that of the free world. A pretty solid justification, for expanding the national debt. So what happened this time round? A few bad flu seasons, with a coronavirus not dissimilar to previous respiratory illnesses, the average death toll from which was over, which is actually above the age of life expectancy in this country.
Nasty virus for sure and a tragedy for those who we lost, but a bug non fatal to almost everyone, we shut down the economy for two years, closed schools, covered peoples faces and borrowed half a trillion pounds. Half a trillion. Let that sink in.
Mark Dolan GB News
You will never get your head around, just how colossal that figure is. Wouldn’t THAT come in handy to help people with their energy bills, right now.
And to give you a flavour, of the sheer madness of it all, and all of it was mad, including paying healthy people to stay at home and closing thousands of once viable businesses, we had the test and trace system, which the cervix free leader of the opposition, Keir Starmer was begging for, for months.
It cost £34 billion and it didn't work, because when cases reach a certain level, you can no longer track, or contain and isolate, a disease like this. No sugar sherlock.
Our disastrously arrogant, under evaluated, ill-conceived, non-evidence based, attempt to stop a respiratory virus – something never attempted before in human history - could be forgiven, if they’d done it for a few weeks.
They did it for two and a half years. And here we are. Yes, countries around the world, also had lockdowns, which has created supply chain issues, and therefore inflation.
And old Vladimir has not helped, with his invasion of Ukraine, which has spiked the cost of grains, cooking oils and energy.
But the real smoking gun, can be found in Whitehall, and the crime, of printing hundreds of billions of pounds worth, of empty money. I know the world's gone mad, and men are women, and women are men these days. But even economists have become separated from reality. Thick as pigs professors and economic so-called experts. told me on this programme, and on my radio show prior to that, that this borrowing was cost neutral, that interest rates were so low, it almost paid us borrow money.
They said the real challenge, was to get on top of this virus and now they're eating their words. Although be clear, there will be no words of contrition, or apology from these people. They are unashamed. And now, we are faced, with so many problems. Unemployment, which has been mercifully low, is set to jump by up to a million. Two digit inflation may be with us for another 12 months. And we are predicted to be in a recession not for a few weeks, or a few months – a but a year and a quarter.
The illiberal and frankly communist style experiment of lockdowns, has created the first man-made recession in history. Probably in response, to a man-made virus. A year ago that sentence would’ve got you cancelled.
Now, people silently nod in agreement. A hundred brave Tory MPs, were the only voices of dissent in the course of this - heroes like Steve Baker and Mark Harper who risked their careers, to say this is madness. They should be the ones in competition for the keys to number 10, not Sunak or Truss These two sat idly by and nodded all of this madness through, led by the allegedly freedom loving Boris Johnson, as they sat around the cabinet table.
The British people, have had a crime visited upon them and are now waking up to the consequences. We have been attacked, we have been imprisoned, and we have been burgled. By a state that has forgotten, it is there to serve US. And British children, that haven't even been born yet, will be landed, with the bill. And we could DO, with some of that half a trillion, right NOW, to tackle the cost of loving crisis, which is the cost of lockdown crisis.
That’s a lot of numbers on there isn't it. That's a figure so big, it would get Carol Vorderman excited.
Well we’re now on a countdown, to catastrophe. I know it’s the other girl now, but it works better with Vorderman. You'll find my record of opposition to this, going back all the way to March 2020. It's all there on Twitter, take a look. But it's about where we go from here, as we face, what will be a hellish economic storm, that really matters.
We must pray, for a negotiated peace settlement between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky. We must tackle the monster of inflation, the stealth tax that hurts us all. We must chop down the magic money tree and get back to living within our means, paying down our debt and stimulating economic output. The ultimate goal must be a low tax, productive economy that seizes the freedom Brexit has to offer.
We need a lean, mean economy, where you can make something of your life and where it pays to work. And we must learn, from the seismic mistake of the covid measures – all of which – masks, plastic screens, bubbles, lockdowns, distancing – will be laughed at by future generations. “What the hell were they thinking”, they will cry.
You will hear about new variants, and new viruses of course, with big Pharma offering the answer. I couldn't care less, if next time it’s the bubonic bloody plague – you give the public the information they need, and let them act accordingly.
You don’t close schools, shut down businesses, mandate medication, borrow billions or stop people seeing, caring for or even burying their loved ones. There will be siren calls for more Covid measures, in the winter months, as cases increase. I can't think many people, will take those seriously now. I won’t wear one of those filthy, worthless masks again.
As the commentator James Melville points out this week, there are now three billion of them in the sea.
Well done everyone. Three billion. Another big number.
That’s how many masks are in the sea. Non bio degradable, killing wildlife, entering fish and therefore ultimately entering the food chain. We used to wear the masks, next we’ll be eating them. Nice.
The suggestion, of more economically damaging Covid restrictions, will be a sick joke, to those shivering in their homes this autumn and winter, wearing two coats, because they can't afford to switch the heater on, deciding just how times they can afford to put the kettle on that day.
In March 2020, a generation of politicians, so-called scientific experts, woke, virtue signalling medics and bullying broadcasters and journalists, took us by the hand, and led us into hell. Amazingly they’re still on telly and still on the radio, complaining about a crisis, THEY created.
They shouldn’t be on telly, or on the radio. They should be in hiding. Never forgive and never forget. As we brace ourselves for a year of economic hell, which will impact our health, our lives, our livelihoods, and our future, it’s the biggest I told you so in history. Never again.