|Is the sacrifice the same for all?|
The team I support, Sheffield Wednesday, are currently in the relegation zone, and the manager is saying that all of us, players, staff, and supporters have to stick together and fight our way out of the mess.
“We’re all in it together” he broadcast yesterday.
We’ve lost again on Saturday, at home to another struggling team!
It’s logical, at the end of the day, that the spirit of togetherness can make the difference between staying up and being relegated. Of winning or losing.
This harks back to the spirit displayed at Dunkirk, the turning point in this nation’s fight against an advancing darkness. We defeated the Nazis in part because of this team spirit, a willingness of individuals to sacrifice for the good of the community..
In a similar vein, the Chancellor, George Osborne is advocating that since the UK is an economic mess, we should (every one of us) sacrifice for the good of the nation.
Regular readers of this blog you will remember Osborne as “Oink” from an earlier blog, who learned his economics as treasurer of the Bollinger club, the drinking society for Oxford University’s toffs.
So while the wealthy may have to forgo their third holiday of their year, those who rely on charity handouts to get by, will have to do without margarine on their toast, and without fuel in their fireplace. I like Osborne’s even handed approach.