Saturday, 30 June 2012

Still. Mustn't Grumble.

Matthew Parris explains why we’re in the state we’re in…

“We have been living beyond our means. We have been paying ourselves more than our efforts were earning. We sought political leaders who would assure us that the good times would never end and that the centuries of boom and bust were over; and we voted for those who offered that assurance. We sought credit for which we had no security and we gave our business to the banks that advertised it. We wanted higher exam grades for our children and were rewarded with politicians prepared to supply them by lowering exam standards. We wanted free and better health care and demanded chancellors who paid for it without putting up our taxes. We wanted salacious stories in our newspapers and bought the papersp that broke the rules to provide them. And now we whimper and snarl at MPs, bankers and journalists. Fair enough, my friends, but, you know, we really are all in this together.”

Anyway, here's a pick of our two doggies to take your mind off it.

10 comments:

Nota Bene said...

...am entirely focused on the two lovely doggies...are they looking at the camera accusingly?

Liz said...

What Matthew Parris says is true. Still, it could be worse. I watched a documentary at lunch time about life in the 14th century - and we think we've got problems!

Nice doggie photo.

dinahmow said...

Ah, yes! I am familiar with that particular coiffure.;-)
Still. Mustn't grumble.

Z said...

I trust that's the royal we, because I sodding didn't. But thank you for the picture, which is lovely.

gabriellebryden said...

One of the best reasons for dog ownership - hope and unconditional love and incredibly adorable countenances!

Rog said...

Nota: Yes, and Lily is stickeing her tongue out at you.

Liz: Yes, Rickets, Cholera and Syphalis. Haven't they recently re-formed for a farewell stadium tour?

Di: I'm no longer familiar with the flyaway look after it, er, flew away.

Z: Not even a little bit?

Gabby: That's true! All dogs are therapy dogs.

Z said...

I buy the newspaper Mr Parris writes for, it's true.

Martin said...

I don't mind the country going to the dogs, as long as they're dogs like yours, Rog.

mig bardsley said...

Easy to say all that after the event(s). Didn't he, at one time, say Murdoch was great?
And I didn't either Z.

Thank heavens for Lily and Holly.

Rog said...

Martin: I missed a very good title, didn't I?!

Mig: He does work for Rupert.