- 02 Nov 10
There can no longer be any doubt – the country is in a terrible, terrible mess and we’re all going down together. Better to take the pain now than suffer death by a thousand cuts
#blackthursday. One tweet sums it up for me: @efdel listening to the radio this morning feels like having the earth disappear beneath your feet and being powerless to save yourself
Like everyone I know, things have been difficult for me financially over the past year or two. But that’s nothing new to me. In my life, I’ve been through periods of unemployment and crippling debt, especially in my late twenties and early thirties. But my problems then were self-inflicted, or, at least, I could accept that they were the direct or indirect result of choices I had made. I flunked my Leaving, I went into a flaky profession like acting, I avoided the stultifying confinement of a steady 9 to 5 job in favour of the freedom of a more bohemian arty lifestyle. As my chickens came home to roost, I knew I couldn’t blame anyone else for my troubles.