Labour - are they for real?

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  1. Todays Government borrowing figures announced, and although they show a marginal drop its not a lot.
    Labour shadow Treasury spokesman says at this rate it will take 400yrs to reduce it completely.

    Now, on one hand they complain at the slowness and in the next breath they say the Government is making cutbacks to deeply and too quickly.

    They can't have it both ways, as much as they would like to.

    It took 15yrs to get into this mess and NOW they want it cured overnight.
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  2. Always easier to offer solutions secure in the knowledge you won't have to deliver, look at the state Clegg's party are in now they actually have power.

    I believe Viscount Stansgate, Anthony Wedgewood-Benn observed of the opposition that

    'They constantly criticize the government without straying onto the dangerous shoals of offering an alternative'.
  3. Ermm thats the job description of the opposition..............
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  4. You clearly forgot the first rule of socialism....Labour debt is investment in the country, Torry debt is a blight on society. The second rule is to evaporate from the public conciousness any poor decisions, mistakes, or errors from a previous Labour administration
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  5. Cast off as UKIP rush to the rescue.
  6. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    You should always be careful what you wish for. It rarely turns out well.
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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Yes, but not of a government in waiting.
  8. The most likely result of a vote for UKIP at the next general election is a Labour government.

    Be VERY careful what you wish for.
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  9. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    labour seem to be wanting to repeat the 80s and I think I know why. once thatcher and major had the economy working properly we didn't mind labour wanting a go as they promised to stick to the spending plans. once in for a bit they did allright until they went off the plans and fcuked the country over.

    so let the nasty party chew it up for another term then try for another go but stick tot he program properly. the tories don't seem to want another go so labour know it would be a disaster for them and don't want it either.
  10. Wouldn't it be nice if they offered constructive criticism though?

    I like David Starkeys take on the austerity package.
    Historian David Starkey on austerity and cuts (21Mar13) - YouTube

    Very critical of Osbourne, but Labour get a shoeing a lot of the time
  11. I've recently been thinking that with Camerons promise on a referenduk on Europe if/when he gets back into power. UKIP will be falling over themselves to get the Torys back into power.

    After all, Ed was highly critical of Camerons referendum promise. Why would a politician be critical of democracy.
  12. Democracy does not exist in this country. The views of a constituency can be over ruled by the party whip.
    However would you really want some of the mongtards in this country actually having a say in how it is run?
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  13. Plus I'm sure that Ed the Plonker will manage to scupper any hope Labour have of getting back in if Left to his own devices

    Sent via Heliograph from the Jebel Birkenhead
  14. Of course they do, they don't want to inherit the mess that they created between 1997 and 2010, particularly as they have no clue of their own as to how to tackle it.
    The way this government is performing they are almost handing them the keys to No10. Just proves how short memories the electorate have, I expect that if Labour get back in the mess they leave at the next election will be irreparable.
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  15. Given the lack of political will to make the necessary repairs across the political spectrum, it's as good as irrepairable now.

    The UK economy is not in austerity. It is readjusting to a more realistic level of activity and prosperity than the deluded fantasyland levels of recent years.

    Can you see a politician with the courage to tell the electorate that they are not suffering but merely experiencing what they deserve. Argueably, still further down to go.
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