I have started digging a hole in my garden in order to bury my life savings - and it's no good coming round here with your metal-detectors because the tin containing the 'booty' is very, very tiny! The reason for my fear is simple, Mrs. May, our beloved PM - er, she is beloved, isn't she? - has declared that "austerity" is over. When PMs say that sort of thing you just know that they are going to emulate the infamous 'drunken sailor - no, no, not you, JK! - and start spending money - my money, as I fondly think of it! - with tremendous enthusiasm in order to prove that they are not mean-minded 'nasties' grinding the faces of the poor into the ground. They believe that by making such announcements they will suddenly become beloved of the dreaded 'Peeps', and they may well be right, given that the average level of intelligence amongst the 'Peeps' is smaller than the square root of -1.
I should add quickly, that I do not rate my own intelligence much higher but the advantage I have over most 'Peeps' is that I am an old geezer! I have seen it, and felt it and suffered for it, all before. This Tory government hasn't done much in the last few years but it can make one boast to the effect that it has inched very close to achieving a balanced budget and thereby reducing our need to borrow. Of course, our national borrowing is 'yuuuuuuuuuge' and getting 'yuuuuuuuuger' because each minute of each day the interest racks up. However, if we allow Mrs. May out on her own in the 'international High Street' with carte blanche to spend, spend, spend and borrow, borrow, borrow then all I can say is "be afraid, be very afraid!"
'Still 'n' all', as they say 'over there', it could be worse because letting a middle-aged, middle-class lady like Mrs. May out on a spending spree is one thing, but letting a decrepit, daft, old nincompoop like 'Jezza' out with the national credit card accompanied by a gang of Trots with the average age and acumen to be found in any Polytechnic students' club would see Britain closed and shuttered in double quick time.