Friday, 8 April 2011

Is it Labour Policy to lie about the Deficit?

Watching Questiontime tonight I yet again saw a Labour politician telling blatant lies about the state of the nation's finances.

Caroline Flint was the latest Labour politician to prostitute her integrity when she said 'Before the recession hit we had a lower debt and deficit than in 1997'.

Of course that is a total lie. Debt has ballooned under Labour to astronomical levels.

But. The more often a lie is repeated, the more believed it becomes by the general public who simply don't have the time to do the few minutes of research it takes to discover what a whopper it is.

And so people do believe that perhaps cuts are not inevitable - perhaps it's all just a horrible Conservative/Lib Dem conspiracy to steal millions from working people by hacking up their public services.

You can see the frustration on the faces of Conservative and LibDem politicians when their Labour tormentors wheel out another pack of lies about the deficit.

So what to do?

Well. My conclusion is that it must be, quite literally, Labour policy to lie about the debt and the deficit.

Evidence is needed. An email or a text between senior Labour politicians would do it. Something that instructs or encourages Labour MPs to lie about the financial position would be ideal. There's no doubt in my mind that many such things exist.

Exposure of such a thing would be a devastating blow to Labour and would kill off this whole ball and chain problem of deficit and debt denial which seems to be making the task of running government like wading through treacle.

And of course it would be right, fair and just.


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