England seems to be on a brink of a great depression. First it was the oil, then it was house prices, then the mortgages and loans, then it was the oil again, then the food, and just for luck; the oil again. Is it just me or is Britain about to topple over the edge?
I live in Ireland but my Facebook is full of the English constantly moaning either about other people’s accomplishments or schools or they can’t be bothered to run their own businesses, so other people shouldn’t. I just watch them and feel more and more thankful to live in a beautiful country like Ireland. Everyone is going through tough times at the moment but why in England is life worse for them than it is us all? It has always been a question I ask myself.
However this unveils itself, we’re in trouble. We will never see fuel below a pound a litre again; bread too passed the pound mark some time ago; never to return. It’s all really rather depressing. Everyone has stopped buying; from the big companies to the man on the street. Faces in supermarkets scan prices and there are a lot more people than I have ever seen before normally, pacing the aisles, before this Covid-19 outbreak happened, desperately trying to save as much as they possibly can.
Being an owner of an SME myself, I can say that this great big mess has had a very real and very scary impact on me and my Cleaning Company. Our customers in the construction trade are now putting a ‘hold’ on projects, with one even telling us that they were abandoning the site for a year, going on holiday and then reassessing the situation. Buyers are cutting back on everything they possibly can, and unfortunately cleaning services are the one of the first for sacrifice. Last week, our stationery supplier told me that businesses are even putting a hold on buying paper, pens, envelopes and all other kinds of basic essentials. The question is really; how long can this last?
Another question is that of survival; do we just simply sit it out and wait, grin and bear it and struggle on. All very British don’t you think? God forbid should anyone stand up and question authority! But then there seems no point in questioning them because they just wriggle and blame everything but themselves. Rioting on the street? A very good way of actually focusing the minds of politicians but…. I don’t think so! Again not very British. So sitting and waiting it is….. At least we can all sit down over a cup of over-priced tea and have a good old moan about the state of the country today and once again those in power get away with it.