Friday, 29 January 2010

from The Spectator

The following is a short extract from the editorial in this week's Spectator, dated 30th January 2010, entitled Lies, and damned lies:

"Tony Blair's absence has not made the heart grow any fonder.   On the not-rare-enough occasions when he returns to our television screens, one feels an instinctive revulsion.   Here is the Prime Minister who was as uninterested in economics as he was in the conduct of warfare.   He ceded domestic power to an incompetent and reckless Chancellor and he is now accepting £200,000-a-year jobs with the banks with whom his government worked hand-in-glove.   No, there is no pleasure in seeing him again.   Especially as Britain starts to focus on the mess which he bequeathed."

My sentiments exactly!

"Mere numbers do not do justice to the financial crisis produced by the Blair-Brown era, or the economic quagmire from which Britain is still trying to escape".

Later in the editorial it is pointed out that "The national debt - which was £350 billion when Mr. Brown and Mr. Blair moved into Downing Street - will break through £1 trillion soon and is likely never to fall below this level.   The cost of this will be felt by generations.   The Conservatives should never let the public forget whose legacy this is".

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