However, where does all the spare money come from?
I read of Sydney Harbor's New Year celebrations the day afterwards and couldn't help wondering how they could spare the four million dollars. Although I live close by, I didn't even know London had done the same thing.
Back to the point I want to make. With a national debt dragging the United Kingdom down, why does the government squander money? To keep the population's spirits up? Those in charge of the country's finances have made cut-backs to underprivileged groups in a drive to save money. Counting myself among them as a pensioner, I know where my priorities lie.