Can't we have a similar programme written into the budget which goes for universal house insulation? Surely it is the perfect Keynesian counter-cyclical measure:
- It is a one-off capital project;
- It would be labour intensive at time of rising unemployment;
- It would spread employment opportunities to where people actually live, not require them to move; and
- It would leave the country with a vital strategic heritage of reduced Co2 omissions.
What's not to like? (Apart from the cost of course - but, hey, as we've seen with the banks, what's a few billion between friends?)