It's about time the NuLieBore and BlueLieBore numpties stopped pretending that there will be very few cuts in public spending in the coming years and either wake up and smell the coffee or (shock) be honest about it.
Steve Bundred, head of the Audit Commission, has spoken out and has urged that ALL public sector workers should have wage freezes, including the sacred cow of health and education workers.
Whilst I would hate to deny anyone a decent salary increase, it's about time the public sector realised that the tax payers cushion that they rest on has become more and more threadbare and they should join us private sector lot who have been left to rest on the 'emergency unexpected guest folding chair' for some time now.
My good self received a salary increase of just over 1% the other month, compared with nearly 3% the year before. Why should the public sector expect an increase higher than this? And why should the tax payer cough up?
Still, good to see the unions still living in cloud cuckoo land -
Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teaching union, angrily condemned Mr Bundred's call.
"The idea that you have to have some equity of misery, that because the private sector is suffering, the public sector must too is disgraceful."What it is doing is not understanding the role of public services in a recession - to sustain and rebuild the economy," he told the newspaper.
I'm still trying to understand how the public sector can 'sustain and rebuild the economy'.
Please don't mis-understand me, I am not 'anti public sector'. We need public services, of course we do. There are a lot of hard working dedicated people in it.
However, there are a lot of hard working dedicated people in the private sector too, and we are all in this mess together. Are we not?