The recession is not receding fast enough or far enough. Angels want to buy some paintings - literally paintings, not art works - and they are still so far out of reach. Some would like to buy a house, and the recession isn't doing its stuff in that market either.
The most unbearable thing about Brown is - after his own self - that he will keep trying to prevent the deflation of the bubbles. Nothing good is coming of the recession at all because of this. Instead of a really good slump, when we all get at some of the goodies, this installation of a prolonged grey misery of under consumption and hopelessness for life chances is a typical failure of the imagination.
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