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What if they held a conference and no one came

By Tory Aardvark

Gordon Brown gets the support of Labour believers

Gordon Brown gets the support of Labour believers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words: the Labour Party Conference today just as Brown finished speaking, this follows on the heels of his speech to US bankers last week that no one turned up to

Spending Cuts: Politics Has Gone Topsy-Turvy

So says Sky News’s faithful Labour groupie Adam Boulton

Quick refresher so we can position ourselves for the slant on the reporting. Adam Boulton married Tony Blair’s former aid Anji Hunter and a large number of guests at the wedding were Labour party power players.

Having seen the actual video on Sky yesterday where Osborne was very professional, eloquent and straight to the point the following from Boulton shows where he and several others at Sky News stand:
After a brilliant few days which led to his lionisation in the Tory press Mr Osborne, not for the first time, over-reached himself, producing secret documents which were neither secret nor evidence of the breathless charges he levelled against Labour.

Depends how you define secret, buried in the small print which no one reads in one way, the other way is to hide in the open.

No one else had picked up on this, so one mighty hat tip to George Osborne for bringing this to light. Osborne is proving consistenlty that he is no political lightweight.

£6017 per second

£6017 is the amount per second the Labour government borrowed in August 2009.

Government borrowing for the whole of August was £16 billion; that used to be the PSBR for a whole year.

That is some achievement to increase borrowing by 1200%, and there is no sign of the spending stopping yet.
Total government borrowing now exceeds £800 billion and for the first time in our history our indebtedness has reached 57.5% of national output.
At this point it is worth bearing in mind that the man hailed as the greatest Chancellor of the Exchequer since bread was first sliced, stated that it should not exceed 40% of national output
More on this in The Times

Thanks to Guido for the clip