Monday, 25 July 2011

There's life in Uppal yet

Oh look, our multimillionaire property developer MP, Paul Uppal, is pretending to like buses on the occasion of the Dark Place's new bus station (mindful of Thatcher's dictum that a 25-year old man on a bus should count himself a failure, Paul makes sure he's not actually snapped on one):

It must be a difficult one for him: his constant refrains are that the economy can only be revived through property development, and that state spending must be slashed. But the bus station is property development paid for by the state - a fact he utterly fails to mention, despite voting against state spending at every opportunity.

Luckily, Paul's a modern capitalist. By this, I mean he's like the banks: they're all about the free market until they need billions from the taxpayers to bail them out of recessions they caused.

I should point out that the retail space provided in the new facility is empty. Why someone thought that the answer to a town with 28% of its shops empty was… new shops, is beyond me.

Soundtrack for Uppal's journey? 'Road to Nowhere'? 'Highway to Hell'?


Ewarwoowar said...

I'd combine those two suggestions and end up with the wonderful Chris Rea and his "Road to Hell".

The Plashing Vole said...

Nice one. I knew there was one at the back of my mind that I couldn't think of.