Isn’t it funny how times change? One of my reasons for starting this blog was to vent all my frugal tips, ideas and money saving prerogatives – because I sure as heckers didn’t know anyone else who wanted to hear about them! And now? In the past few weeks interest from potential advertisers has soared, I’ve appeared in one national newspaper, appeared on BBC local radio and had a couple of TV researchers round my house. Thrift is hot again, sweeties!
David Cameron (for non-UK readers: he leads the opposition party in government) is the latest recruit to the cool gang esteemed convert to the frugal cause.
The Conservatives would replace Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s “spendaholic” administration with a “government of thrift,” Cameron told his party’s annual spring conference in Cheltenham, England today. The election, which Brown must hold by June 2010, should bring in an “age of austerity,” Cameron said.
“We need a massive culture change at every level of government, so the state is no longer casual, but careful, with public money,” the 42-year-old said. “Delivering more for less, on a sustained and long-term basis, cannot just be about top- down cuts imposed by ministers.”
I’m not a political party animal, but I must confess that I’ve been rather impressed by Cameron lately. His speech after the Budget announcement last week was a scorcher:
We’re in a tight spot; that much is clear. Is David Cameron the one to get us out of it? Can he deliver?