Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Not a year for heroic acts

I contributed to Radio Cymru's Post Prynhawn with a general feeling that 2008 was not a year for a heroic budget, but something that actually suits this Chancellor's public persona very well, a quiet efficient budget. I think that's what we got.

The 'green' elements are something I actually welcome as the initial steps on a journey that has to develop over the coming years. There are big challenges out there, not the least of which is the polluter pays principle in a democratic system. Yes the pace may not be what some expect but a journey which will unfold.


Southpaw Grammar said...

Hmm, i dont agree, any budget that has provided the budget to lift 250,000 children out of poverty is certainly worthwhile.

Martin Eaglestone said...

Worthwhile but probably essential to keep up the momentum. I supopose 'heroic' would be to have gone further for social justice in the face of difficult circumstances. Then again,such an act, might have been presented as 'stupid' by many as well !