Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Telling you Something you Know Already

One item on BBC's news bar this evening was that the World Bank has revised its estimate of how many people are poor in the world from 1 billion to 1.4 billion. That's only 400 million more people or 40% of the previous estimate. Compare that to Sithanen's announcement (paragraph 216 of the 2008-09 budget) that there are 7,157 families living in extreme poverty in Mauritius. Don't you just love the guy's precision? More seriously, to win the battle against poverty we first have to stop the advance of this plague. That's kind of easy: one of the 3 DPMs has to stop showing up at his office.

5 comments:

kreolmoris said...

one of the two non-constitutional VPMs
has to stop showing up...filip

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love the guy's precision? What I love most is how that "precision" escapes the scrutiny of our "intellectuels"!

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

I recall that one of these confused 'intellectuels' came on TV last year saying that Sithanen was a magician. I guess he will not have any choice but to organise a rapturous hero's welcome for our DPM when he's back from Australia -- a bit like we did for Bruno Julie.

SO said...

Obviously, the welcoming committee will compose of ...our high profile and specialist boot lickers "intellectuels"!!!

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Mansoor back in 2006 said that he was going to apply Bretton Woods policies that have worked. Well we've seen the results.

Now just imagine if he had applied those that don't work.

:)