BxWx sent us this. If only all weather forecasts were this fabulous...
George Osbourne yesterday blessed the nation with his pre-budget report.
Now, when electing him (if not by anything like a majority, the gullible
population was were told that a short sharp moment of austerity would
produce the kind of GDP growth most non-political economists doubted was
even nearly credible. His forecast promising jam tomorrow (a bit like ARC
forecasts of sustained trade winds) was a bit off the mark and thus his
demeanor has now shifted to that of the grim reaper. So, the short sharp
shock will now be more shocking a for a couple more years than he thought,
with the poorest taking the larger share of the cuts and of course having to
work for a few years longer too. So less jam tomorrow, more dripping next
week. But to sugar the pill massively, he announced that the Lincoln East
by-pass will now be built. A nation rejoices at this generous decision and
its fortune in having such an even handed oligarchy at the helm.
Economic forecasts are a bit like those for the weather. Time reveals all.
However, in Osbourne mode, perhaps I should say that they have cracking wind
at around 27degN, so I don't think you should feel too harshly treated. bx,
despite massive resources, has a duty to distribute weather on fair basis.
Austerity applies to weather too so yes, there will be cuts or in newspeak,
spending reviews . Thus any future F4s will now be F3, but labelled F5 so
everyone should be happy.This does mean that on occasion, Mojomo has to
grin and bear things, and dig for Britain, for God's sake. Share the joy of
those above 27N.
Using old (prebudget) currency though your austerity weather will be ENE F5
(just) for rest of Wed. Seas ENE 3m 7". Thurs about the same and same too
Fri. Sunday looks like an austerity type day though around F3. But best to
stay above 15N for a while. But of course it all depends on what happens in