Dispatches: How To Save £100 Billion Live
DISPATCHES – HOW TO SAVE £100 BILLION LIVE: Monday 21st June, Channel 4, 8pm ALERT ME
If you read the papers every day you could logically conclude that Britain is in turmoil. Lumbered by a huge deficit, rising numbers of unemployed and a severe Budget that seems intent on punishing public services for the lack of restraint exercised by those bastard banks, it was only a matter of time before sideline pundits started to have their say on the way things should be run.
Keeping up with the times and public mood, on the eve of tomorrow’s emergency budget, Channel 4 has assembled a team of experts headed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy for a special edition of Dispatches where the panel will try to formulate their own solution for dealing with the deficit with the ultimate goal of trying to save Britain the grand sum of 100 billion pounds. Channel 4 have kept schtum in regards the personalities who will comprise the team but it is understood their ideas vary from adding VAT on food to cutting the wages of public service workers – so they’re not angling for popular measures which should prove interesting when their proposals are put to a live studio audience who will be voting in favour or against the measures.
Are the British public willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of the country or would we prefer to carry on our orgiastic, unfettered life styles until the walls come crashing down around us? Dispatches: How To Save 100 Billion Live looks set to be essential viewing and, judging by previous Dispatches efforts, shouldn’t disappoint.