It’s the Most GERSmassy Time of the Year

Merry #GERSmas Everybody!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the activist yelling
And everyone telling you what they want to hear!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Here’s the GERS annual report for you all.

With those deficit readings and per capita feedings
When reporters come down to call
Here’s the GERS annual report for you all.

There’ll be income for taxing
VAT to by splitting
And capital packing to go

There’ll be “basket case” stories
and tales of oil glories
when the money was in full flow.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
There’s going to be wrangling
and maybe some rammying
as folk spin up the fear
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

There’ll be money spent for us
and some of it by us
and maybe we’ll know where it goes

There’ll be PFI terrors
and Austerity tethers
and tax rises in droves.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
“You’re Pooling and Sharing
We’re Blocking and Granting
Your money is here!”
It’s the most wonderful time.
It’s the most GERSmassy time.
It’s the most wonderful time…of the year!

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5 thoughts on “It’s the Most GERSmassy Time of the Year

  1. Craig, do you have the equivalent figures from the early 1900s? Someone posted them on a blog somewhere at some time, but for the life of me can’t remember who where or when. I just wanted to see them again and compare with what we are presented with now. They stopped reporting on separate Scotland figures in 1920? Something like that. Pre-oil and pre-M Thatcher. Good lyrics/poem btw.

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