Honey, I shrunk the Economy http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/3997477/Gordon-Brown-Recession-will-test-character-of-the-British-people.html Prime minister tells British public that the government will be a 'rock of stability' as we slide into recession and businesses flounder. What about all those people heading down to the Jobcentre in the New Year? And what about those new Bailiff powers and mooted social fund interest Mr Brown? He calls on the British people to summon the same patriotic and optimistic spirit that guided them though second world war, as he warns that 2009 will be a year of grave "danger", uncertainty and "enormous economic challenge". The British public has been charged with the task of supporting the economy with their consumer spending, property purchases and debt servicing. Sadly, thanks to falling wages due to the current deflationary depression, the British public will likely not be able to continue to float the economy.