UK Prime Minister David Cameron launched a robust defence of business which will turn Britain into a ‘land of opportunity’ in his closing speech at the Conservative Party conference. The prime minister used his address at the Manchester conference to say ‘profit, wealth creation and tax cuts are not dirty words’.He also claimed that businesses are the solution for strong economic growth, adding: ‘It’s businesses that get wages in people’s pockets, food on their tables, hope for their families and success for our country.’ Read more >>
The cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times shows David Cameron as the Old Testament prophet Moses leading (we suppose) the British people to the Promised Land (i.e., economic recovery). However, in a play on words, 'prophet' is spelt 'profit' in reference to Cameron's speech (both words are pronounced in the same way despite the difference in spelling). Note the carved head of Margaret Thatcher - another proponent of the profit motive - at the top of Cameron/Moses' staff.
A prophet is a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration. In a narrower sense, a prophet is a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people of Israel. • Moses was the greatest of Old Testament prophets. The word prophet is also used figuratively to refer to someone who is regarded as, or claims to be, an inspired teacher or leader.
Moses died within sight of the Promised Land after 40 years of wandering in the desert - not a good omen for Cameron!