Perhaps we we should Re-name that and call it the Blanc economy!
So many people are having to survive with food bank visits. They are under the tax threshold. Also in danger of losing their poor quality home.
Then there are the public services that are more expensive to run, offering less public workers, nurses and medical staff to do more hours for less hourly wage than a shelf stacker at Asda.
we just celebrated 'Liberation Day' here in our little Island. Memories of starvation, of oppression and fear. Yet the spirit of the Jersey People was never broken. They helped each other. Gave food to each other. Hid Russian slave workers at the risk of deportation to concentration camps. Hid Jewish people to stop them being deported.
They hid radios, pigs, and all manner of things from their occupiers. They quietly resisted during those six terrible years of hardship and fear.
We went to a typical Parish supper last night to mark the occasion. I did my hair fourties style, and tried to 'get the look' with what clothes I had. I got chatted up on three separate occasions by men in their 90s! .. one of whom proposed marriage! 'Better to be an old man's fancy, than a young mans slave', he said
Sadly he had just lost his wife six months ago, they were married when he was 33, and she was 20. He was devastated. I told my Husband I was going to cheer him up, so when I sat down at his table, I asked him 'What about this proposal then'? We had a little cheerful leg pulling, and then he said if my Husband ever divorced me to come and see him!
We mustn't lose our sense of fun, or humour even in the most difficult of times. It is our spirit of independence and good humour that sets apart those who fight the system, quietly and effectively undermining the efforts of injustice in the world
The media sell us a picture, its a propaganda machine. After Brexit, and the American and now French Elections, we can see just how effective the saturation of our minds has become with divisive rhetoric.
I would have voted for Macron if I were French, this gives them another five years to come up with a credible plan of resistance to their problems!