Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Warning: We have entered a whole new reality, step carefully!
The Prime Minister has won international plaudits for his approach. Paul Krugman, an American economist who was today awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics, said: "Mr. Brown and Alistair Darling, the chancellor of the Exchequer, have defined the character of the worldwide rescue effort, with other wealthy nations playing catch-up.
"This is an unexpected turn of events. The British government is, after all, very much a junior partner when it comes to world economic affairs.
"But the Brown government has shown itself willing to think clearly about the financial crisis, and act quickly on its conclusions. And this combination of clarity and decisiveness hasn't been matched by any other Western government."
And so spake the Daily Telegraph yesterday
And then there was the Reuters piece today
And the SNP are being mangled for their parochial economic views, what price the union now Mr Salmond?
Do not adjust your set! They are all proper quotations. Gobsmacking, n'est ce pas?
The bounciest of "bounces" have never bounced quite so high since the introduction of the bouncy rubber balls of the 1970s (mine had glitter suspended in it).