Yesterday’s news broadcasts usually referred to the 0.2% increase in retail spending in March. I did not hear any BBC news broadcast mention the fact that public spending was 5.1% higher in 2010-11 than the previous year, though that too was announced yesterday.
As the BBC seem to welcome every spending increase and condemn every cut, you would have thought they would welcome such news and want people to know that more of their money was being spent. Nor did I hear them tell us that we had all paid 6.9% more in tax last year than the year before. Again you would have thought they would be ringing bells in joy at this, as so many of their broadcasts seem to urge higher taxation, to pay for the higher spending they favour.