26 May 2009

Britain’s Still Got Susan Boyle

Lots of things have been touted as an antidote to the recession: red lipstick, high heels, bucket-and-spade holidays. Now we can add Susan Boyle to the list of chin-up-chuckifiers. According to the BGT judges – who inevitably waved her straight on through to the final – the gratifyingly unglamorous Scottish spinster is just the ticket to help us all forget that bankers and MPs have spent all our money. 

As Piers Morgan - or 'Piersy baby' to Susan – gushed, 'I think Susan Boyle has come as the antidote to the recession. In one little old lady from Scotland we have the cure to all known financial ills.' Er, really? According to Piers, she's come along 'at a time when the world is going through a tough recession, and people are pretty miserable with their lot in life. For five or six minutes they're cheating on their own lives and moving off into a fantasy world where a 47-year-old woman can come on to the stage and move the world to tears.'

So if negative equity, looming redundancy or general boredom with headlines is getting you down, take a peek at Susan here. Just in case it doesn't work, got any other sure-fire cures for the recession blues? All suggestions welcome...


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