"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Treasury Screwed Up

The Treasury has admitted using incorrect figures in their dossier which was used by the government against Conservative policy last month.

They admitted failing to factor in the impact on local authority budgets of lower council tax benefits which would follow on from reduced bills.

So, no 'black hole' then. Will the media give this admission as much attention as it gave to the original story?

From the same article: "...civil servants are said to be irritated at having their constitutional independence compromised by ministers who task them with analysing Opposition policies."

It's noticeable that there is a fairly strong anti-Conservative theme running through the media at the moment; it's one thing to question them rigorously on policies but quite another to run with government spin and issue no correction. Labour activists have also been out in force; the online newspapers that allow comments have been absolutely inundated with pro-Labour slogans and strawmen arguments.  It's never been clearer that many of them hate the country and its history and would dance at its downfall.

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