"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."

Saturday, 12 February 2011

The Truth Will Out...

... eventually.

I remember writing a post back in 2009 which listed the number of times the IMF had given warnings to the UK about the state of the finances since 2003 - warnings which had been ignored. It's also worth remembering that the Conservatives in Opposition didn't look too deeply into the economy either - until campaigning for the GE 2010 began they were quite happy to say they'd follow Labour's spending plans so it doesn't suit them to start gloating now.
The report will make uncomfortable reading for Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who was a powerful figure at the Treasury at the time.  It will also be a blow to Labour leader Ed Miliband, who was an economic adviser to then Chancellor Gordon Brown in 2004 and 2005.
Full article HERE.

This is a poll taken last month for the Independent  which shows that people still seem to be blinkered to anything other than the two main Parties.  I despair.


Still, it gives a fair excuse to see this one more time:

2 comments:

  1. I despair too GV, very depressing isn't it. What is the matter with people, I can only think it's the 'X-Factor' symptom.

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  2. Hi anon, I don't know - I'm sure it plays a part but there are many people out there just going out working every day, keeping a roof over their heads and feeding the family - they're too busy to dig into detail to find out who's causing the problems. I hope the ECHR ruling makes a few more prick up their ears and take an interest.

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