The two historic Civil War parties coalesced to produce a Budget “like no other” yesterday in the unique environs of the National Conference Centre. The ready availability of the Centre is itself a testament to these strange times. In recognition of the current challenges and in complete contrast to the Great Recession, Government have resolutely committed to baling out the SMEs as opposed to bailing out the Banks.
In the spirit of the Minister who started his Speech by calling it a Budget of Hope and Confidence I would like to end by quoting the man who for many is the “Real Boss”.
As hard as it is to believe right now, your children will go back to school, Churches will be open and full. You will once again hug and kiss family members at your gatherings. You will shout over the noise of a crowded bar to order a drink and speak to your friends. You will buy a hot dog at Yankee Stadium. You will walk through the streets of your hometown, free and easy. You may hold a complete stranger on a crowded dance floor. And 50,000 people will once again scream their heads off somewhere in New Jersey.”
Bruce Springsteen 2020.