Thursday, 29 March 2012

Pasty trivia

Lo and behold, George Osborne slaps VAT on pasties and we get stories in our media of politicians who just love pasties and promptly visit Greggs, accompanied of course by the required press photographer and reporter. We also get sketch pieces that gloss over the 'elephant in the room' aspect which in the process makes a mockery of politician's and journalist's gravitas alike.


Now if only the EU would slap a tax on gas ovens..............

6 comments:

The Boiling Frog said...

Beat me to it WfW, Milband is doing a 'media stunt' as well. Labour, it goes without saying, would have done exactly the same thing

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TBF: Just who the hell our politicians think they are fooli.....oh, hang on.......

Xopher said...

Franchise opportunity!!
There's an evergrowing market for smoke-easy, home brew, tobacco propagation and back-door bakery venues.
Government encourages Avoiders Anonymous.

PeterCharles said...

And then we have the fuel 'crisis', or maybe the fuel crisis that might come at some unspecified time in the future.

Maude is an idiot of the first water, always has been, but the apparent millions of idiots stripping Halfords of petrol cans and emptying petrol stations in an orgy of hysteria following his idiotic advice really brings it home just how stupid a large section of the population has become. Sheep and sheepdogs is the only comparison that comes to mind.

Still if, as many seem to believe, the whole thing was a diversionary ploy to take the heat out of the pasty affair I suppose it could be called successful, although rather more damaging to the government's credibility, not that they ever had any in my book.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

X: So you obviously have the opportunity to make a killing then.

PC: As pastygate was an attempt to deflect attention from the budget, so petrolgate was an attempt to deflect attention from pastygate - and the govt has been bitten on the arse!

Re sheep and sheepdogs, I don't know which is the bigger idiot!

DP111 said...

It's Universally Challenged, and here's your starter for ten, Dave...
By Richard Littlejohn

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2122418/Its-Universally-Challenged-heres-starter-Dave-.html