Tough times continue to roll

No sign of the economy turning round completely any time soon.

I have been fortunate to have had a few shares during this recession. By and large these shares have done OK and have helped me through the recession. But as the down turn stretches ever longer – even that extra income can’t keep coming to my aid. The only way this country’s ship is going to turn around is through growth.

The Coalition Government have been right to cut back the excesses of the previous wasteful government – even if it was painful. It has been painful for me personally, with reduced hours followed by redundancy. But the Coalition needs to remember it has to be a two pronged attack to turn the economy round. So far they have done some things to encourage growth. Some things here… Some things there. But now they need to pick up the pace, set the agenda and set the pace!

They have the talent. Now is the time to show us what you have got and show this whole enterprise has been worthwhile.