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Friday, December 04, 2009

A Letter To The Bank Manager

So John Prescott and the Go Fourthites have come up with a spiffing wheeze - to send overdraft letters to the Royal Bank of Scotland. (At least, I think that's what Prescott was suggesting - it's a little difficult to understand what he's saying most of the time). Sadly, as we can usually expect from this bunch of liars, all this is is an attempt to misdirect - to divert attention from the real culprits and the real problem.

You see, when calculated agains the total GOVERNMENT debt, £1.5bn in RBS banking bonuses, while reprehensible, is a piddling small sum. Perhaps even piffling. The most deserving recipient of an overdraft letter is, of course, the man who holds (at least officially) responsibility for our current, staggering Budget deficit.
So in the spirit of the Go Fourth campaign, I've drafted a little letter, which I will be sending to Eyebrows. I'm asking anyone who feels the same as me to copy, repost and, of course, send your own to the Right Honourable Gentleman.

The Right Honourable Alistair Darling MP,
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road

Dear Mr Darling

SUBJECT: Withdrawal of your Governing Facility

I write in respect of your current Overdraft, which has now reached unsustainable levels. With your total borrowings expected to rise above £792bn by the end of the current fiscal year, your overdraft is expected to total £1.5 trillion. When viewed against a GDP of approximately £1.4tn, it is clear to see that your uncontrolled expenditure is at serious risk of exceeding not just your taxation income, but the total income of all of us.

I am disappointed to note that despite numerous warnings, you have so far failed to curb your uncontrollable spending. This has currently led to a personal deficit of £17,000 for every man, woman and child in this Benighted Kingdom.

You will no doubt be shocked and surprised to hear that we, the British Taxpayers, do not take kindly to your playing 'fast and loose' with our finances and the futures of our children. Neither, Sir, will we accept the disingenuous attempt to shift focus away from your profligacy and onto the RBS Bonus payments. I would respectfully submit that decisions made by this Labour Government since 1997 have placed both public and personal finances in a parlous state from which they will not soon recover and, when viewed in the light of over a trillion pounds in Government debt, £1.5bn is a small and largely insignificant sum.

We provide the Government, through Taxation, with the funds you need to do that which we cannot easily do ourselves. With that comes the trust that you will act responsibly with our money. The sheer size of the National Debt proves that you have broken that trust. You have bankrupted our country and offered nothing but empty promises in return for our money, and we are no longer prepared to accept it.

As we, sadly, are not permitted to charge the Government for their Overdraft, we the British Taxpayers will charge you in the only way we can. We will remove that on which you rely most - our consent to your Government.

Every one of these letters you receive is notice of one household withdrawing your Governing Facility. It may be from your Constituency, it may not. But each of these signifies a strengthening of our resolve to remove you and your spendthrift Government from the offices you have abused for so many years.

You have had enough time to rein in your spending. You had the opportunity, when times were good, to put this country in a strong position - now, your time is up. We are foreclosing on you. Go forth - and multiply.

Yours sincerely.

A Disgruntled British Taxpayer

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