Gordon Brown Did He Lie To Chilcot Or Did The Infallible One Make A Mistake
Gordon Brown has a written a 3 page letter to the Chilcot Inquiry explaining that new facts have come to light and that the evidence he gave was wrong, there is no apology for the errors which actually apply to 25% of the time Labour has been in office.
How many times have Brown and his supporters repeated that for every year since Labour came to power “defence spending has increased in real terms”?
There have been many stories about Brown cutting helicopter budgets and repeatedly denying life saving equipment for our troops. All have been denied by the Labour propaganda machine.
At PMQs on Wednesday Gordon Brown did a humiliating climb down and admitted he the information he gave the Iraq Inquiry was wrong, strangely enough at last week’s PMQs the information was still correct.
The statement about “defence spending rising every year in real terms” was described a disingenuous by some, Aardvark prefers the phrase “a calculated lie”.
When asked to explain Brown’s repeated use of the calculated lie a Downing Street spokesman had this to say “Budgets are pretty complex. This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, budget in the UK government”
For years we have been spun the infallibility of the greatest Chancellor in our history. A man for whom numbers, attention to detail and complete understanding of all things financial is second nature. A man whose experience and financial genius make him the best man for the job.
So what are we left with?
Neither answer is particularly good for Gordon Brown his first line of defence about his brilliance is gone, if his brilliance remains intact then Gordon Brown has lied to, and misled the British people, Parliament and the Iraq Inquiry.
Latest news on violent crime figures which Brown claims to have fallen in “real terms” since 1997 are in fact on the increase, another mistake or another lie?
Aardvark is left wondering how many other things Gordon Brown has lied about, or made still more mistakes.
The probability is we wont find out the full scope of the incompetence or the deceit or the incompetence and deceit until Labour are booted out at the General Election.