New Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak need not have worried about getting the message of his measures to help the economy counter effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. After his announcement yesterday, the Murdoch goons at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun, now effectively part of the propaganda arm of CCHQ, leapt into action on his behalf.readers were told “THE colossal bailout Rishi Sunak announced today, more than twice what it cost Britain to rescue our banks in 2008, is what The Sun wanted to hear. It will be music to the ears of the vast number of firms and workers pole-axed by a catastrophe not of their making”. It’s big, y’know … BIG.HERE) and summarised it “'We can’t afford to shut': PM's Covid-19 advice leaves pubs and shops in limbo”. And after Rory Cellan-Jones mused “Not entirely clear to me what this Rishi Sunak package does for unemployed Uber drivers”, Paul Lewis gave this very direct assessment. “Completely clear. Nothing”.
Yet Sunak’s response has been lauded by the right-wing press, none of whose editors or senior hacks will have to join those at the bottom of the economic food chain in tightening their belts. Once again, being straight with the public is proving difficult to do.
[The Legalballs Fund has now closed]