The downgrading of Britain's credit rating, which will have little effect on us ordunary punters, is interesting only in that it has been done by a credit ratings agency closely which gave triple-A ratings to worthless toxic shite bonds (aka Collateralised Debt Obligations) sold by the banks to a lot of decent people who were persuaded they were putting their money in sound investments.
'Moody’s announced on Friday night that it had cut the Government’s bond rating one notch from ‘Aaa’ – the highest possible level – to ‘Aa1’.
The agency pointed to “continuing weakness in the UK’s medium-term growth outlook, with a period of sluggish growth which [it] now expects will extend into the second half of the decade”.
Thus these 'rating agencies' which were created by the banks for the benefit of the banks. played a major role in the crash of 2008 are now the same agencies (just three dominate the world market) are now credit-rating countries and impacting upon the lives of many people.
While dropping from Aaa to Aa1 will have little immediate effect because few nations still retain an Aaa rating, and at Aa1 we still only pay 3.5% interest on our £trillion and a half debt, when the rot sets in seriously as it has in Greece, Italy, Spain and other Eurozone nations we are looking at paying between six and seven per cent on that £trillion and a half.
Any idea what six % of a trillion pounds is? No?
It is £60 billion a year. Or £1000 for every adult and child in the nation. Or about 5% of GDP. Or a hell of a lot more austerity measures than left wing politicians and media dickheads have been complaining about over the past few years.
First we need to get that debt down. If you don't believe me, go to Greece, Spain or Portugal and ask how life is right now. Or go to Italy and you can join in the celebrations if Silvio Berlusconi is re elected on a platorm of standing up to the Gauleiters of Brussels. Then we need to dump politicians who are in the pockets of the New World Order bankers (all three major parties in the UK) and elect some leaders who are apable of thinking for themselves.
Shame and humility are not the greatest gifts of bankers or politicians, gobsmacking levels of arrogance are more their line. But their ranks a numbered in thousands, there are sixty million of us. Time to show them who is boss.