Jaysus, is there no end to the doom and gloom? Everyone is so goddamn twitchy! There is no end to the bad news in the papers, on the radio, on the TV - everywhere you look it's budget deficits, rising prices, falling consumer confidence, blah blah blah.
Look, the banks have taken the ball and gone home for their tea; the houses are reverting (quickly) to a level which makes some sort of sense and the builders have stopped building and are counting their cash instead. However, the country is in a much better place than it was 20 years ago and we will stumble through this. The government will not bail us out. Biffo's straight talking myth is crumbling by the day, I'm almost missing Bertie's amusing rambling and it's only been 2 months. The government will fall within 12 months and the opposition is as weak as ever.
There is only one solution. Keep calm, watch the pennies, insist on value, smile from time to time and of course, keep drinking wine!!