MPC Bathed in a Lurid Light

The Mail on Sunday (London, England), January 23, 2011 | Go to article overview

MPC Bathed in a Lurid Light


Byline: Dan atkinson

ONE of the more disturbing aspects of this winter's WikiLeaks furore was the decision by Visa Europe, MasterCard, PayPal and others to stop processing donations to the whistleblowing website.

Did you know this was how the 'cashless society' could pan out? After all, if it is WikiLeaks today, tomorrow it could be your Communist Party donation, regular order for cheap alcohol - about which the BBC was agitated (again) last week - or adult film subscription that the payment people refuse to handle.

Are we sure we want to get rid of notes and coins just yet?

The future of our money in a more immediate sense will be highlighted on Wednesday, with the publication of the minutes of January meeting of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

Last Tuesday's appalling inflation figures for December threw a lurid light on the MPC's decision again not to change the base rate. But once the shock of a 3.7 per cent annual rise, instead of the expected 3.4 per cent, had abated, the usual voices in the City and elsewhere were again insisting this was a temporary spike and that the MPC ought to hold its course.

Not only is this eerily reminiscent of the Heath Government's disastrous determination to 'swim through the whirlpool' of economic turbulence 40 years ago, but we have a sneaking feeling that, were high inflation to prove less temporary than expected, many of these pundits would not go into mourning. …

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