Look over there, a policy we can half-inch! Jolly good sheow!!
As the BBC reported, “David Cameron will urge business leaders to give their workers a pay rise, during a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce later … Speaking at its annual conference, he will say economic conditions have ‘not been this good for a long time’ and will call on firms to increase wages”. One almost expects him to follow that with a trip to the nearest beach to command the tide to do his bidding.
On top of that, something that the Times and Tel are not telling their readers - and, to be fair, the Beeb isn’t mentioning, either - is that this is another example of Dave slagging off Tone and Pa Broon for announcing things more than once on the one hand, and then, er, announcing things more than once on the other. Yes, the call for businesses to pay their workers more has already been made - less than four weeks ago.
Didn’t have much effect, though, did it? And who was it who, last September, spoke of increasing “the national minimum wage to more than £8 an hour during the next parliament, giving many of Britain's lowest paid workers an increase of about £60 a week”, to much derision by Cameron’s supporters in the press?