Last week’s headlines revolved around condemnation – poor Mr Webb, the pensions minister, got a blasting from Labour for the VAT rise, while Vince Cable lashed out at the banks for their “hidden charges” (while I hate the money that I lose as much as the next person, I’m rather inclined to defend the banks here: as consumers, we have a choice and we should investigate all charges properly before settling on a bank as opposed to swallowing their sales pitches).
I appreciate that elected representatives to this country have a duty to fight for what they believe in. I appreciate that their abilities in rhetoric have, to some extent, been responsible for their rises to power. And I know that I, too, am guilty of sinking into a morass of gloom and doom, where I complain about everything and the morale of my staff plummets.
But wouldn’t it be fascinating if anyone with access to a microphone had an obligatory one-hour session of positive life coaching each morning and then actually spent their day setting out and achieving positive things” They might even work together occasionally. By the power of positive thinking, Britain could actually be led into happier and more prosperous times.