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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Herald Mourns

A faceless publishing executive allows his pink underwear to show though the threadbare arse of his editorial trousers with this piece of melancholic puffery..

Instead of reporting what businessmen are thinking and leaving it at that, our feeble scribe shows why businesmen are smarter than editorial writers. They can see past the ends of their noses. Businessmen actually know the prosperity of the last few years has nothing to do with Labour and everything to do with prior reforms and fortunate world markets. The result is 'surprising' only to the hapless writer, not to your correspondent.

For all that, the company leaders overwhelmingly prefer National's policies for business to Labour's. The size of their verdict (nearly 90 per cent for National) is a surprise considering that Labour has presided over six years of quite remarkable uninterrupted growth. The prosperity has been built on the economic reform of the previous 15 years but any government that presides over such a sustained expansion is doing something right. Labour has judiciously increased spending, largely putting it into state service payrolls but also into infrastructural improvements. And it has done so while running big Budget surpluses.

The reference tying together the two words 'Labour and judicious' plainly is laughable. Businessmen know a Waste Master General when they see one.

Oh, by the way, verdicts don't come in sizes. Decicive maybe. Near unanimity yes. But size? Come on, get literate.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 9/06/2005 06:35:00 am


Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I dislike his use of the word 'presided'. Here's to an incoming Government which recognises our money is our money.

9/06/2005 02:08:00 pm  
Blogger Rob O'Neill said...

What's melancholic puffery?

9/06/2005 08:09:00 pm  

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