Sunday, 2 June 2013

Munch your way out of austerity, says parasite

You'd hardly believe that public spending is now even higher than it was under Labour - but with precious little to show for it, and with poverty getting worse thanks to Osbourne's tax increases. But cheer up and eat -

"The Duchess of Cornwall was the special guest as thousands of people raised a toast to community spirit by taking part in a Big Lunch event....which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and aims to encourage people across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours for a few hours of community, friendship and fun....Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Big Lunch, said: 'It's amazing to see so many people across the country coming together, like The Mead Community Primary School, for such a positive occasion'."

Smit has form for wasting public money as he also runs the Eden Project - a set of giant plastic bubbles housing tropical plants, which doesn't require heating - costing us over £100 million plus ongoing subsidies, thus easily dwarfing the £3.5 million cost of the Big Lunch (food is extra, by the way). High entrance fees and a lack of public transport restrict the Project's appeal to well-heeled greens driving gas-guzzling cars. The Project causes jams for miles as it lies off Cornwall's only major road, and doesn't even create local jobs as nearly all the staff are foreigners like Smit. Hasn't the county, with its massive homelessness problem, got more urgent spending needs?

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