Georgie Porgie pudding and pie kissed the girls and made them cry.
British Chancellor George Osborne is busily rewriting that nursery rhyme as he attempts to scare the pants of any members of the British electorate planning on voting for Britain to leave the European Union.
Georgie Porgie pudding and pie scares the BRexiteers and makes them cry.
But the trouble with that is we British people never respond well to bullyboy tactics or scaremongering.
His words will raise hackles and inflame the bulldog spirit; they are a red rag to a bull and could even act as reverse psychology.
Next week those people registered to vote in the UK will decide if Britain stays in the EU or leaves.
Osborne's latest scare tactic is the threat of an emergency post-Brexit result budget and it would be a budget of massive cuts and more austerity.
BBC News reports Wednesday "George Osborne says he will have to slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union. The chancellor said this could include raising income and inheritance taxes and cutting the NHS budget. But 65 Tory MPs have said his position would be "untenable" if he tries to cut NHS, police and school spending. And Vote Leave criticised Remain's "hysterical prophecies of doom"."
We of course have no idea whether such a budget will be on the cards if we vote to stay.
You may have thought that before holding an EU in /out referendum Osborne would have double checked his facts and figures; if the situation will be so desperate if we leave the EU perhaps now is not the time to chance a vote.
So Osborne is in effect confessing Wednesday that he has not done his job.
The economy has not been nor is it safe in his hands.
In the autumn there will be yet another budget and Osborne has already put many of the cuts needed to fulfil his 2015 Tory election promises on hold until after the referendum.
Perhaps Osborne’s promised, or is that threatened cuts, are coming ‘in or out’ of the European Union? There is no way we really know the truth.
Budgets are a growth industry in the UK now with Osborne usually managing at least two a year but he could opt for a post Brexit budget as a nasty payback to voters.
So why hold an EU referendum in the first place?
The Tories and the party leader David Cameron have made a series of U Turns and have broken a fair few election promises so what is so special about the EU referendum?
Cameron promised the vote to win back voters in the GE2015 but also to appease Eurosceptics in the Tory Party.
In spite of Osborne’s threats to the people plenty of MPs in his own party are pushing the case for the UK to leave the EU.
Post referendum the Tory Party has huge cracks to try to paper over and words said in anger that are hardly likely to be forgotten.
If we leave the EU some will try to lay the blame at the door of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as right now he is regularly blamed for anything and everything.
But the blame lies squarely with Dodgy Dave Cameron, his Chancellor George Osborne and the Tory party.
In order to win an election in 2015 they called the people’s bluff.
If the people reciprocate who can blame them?
Timing is everything and opting for June 23 may have been for many reasons.
Who really knows what the Tory government or the EU has in the pipeline?
But if or is that when Osborne tries to push through austerity measures and more budget cuts remember how much this EU referendum will have cost.
Early in campaigning the Tories spent £9,000,000 on a shiny leaflet promoting an IN vote; it was not recyclable and so unsuitable for toilet paper of compost both of which would have made it fit for purpose.
In April the pro-leave Daily Express posted the following regarding referendum spending:
How much is the Government allowed to spend?
You can read the full Express report here.
If Osborne finds money in short supply post the EU referendum perhaps he should consider the huge amount of money his government's actions have cost the British taxpayer and the country's other citizens.
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