Sir John Major said the Vichy Government should continue after the next election, Sir John is wrong, not just in Aardvark’s opinion but also in the opinion of 79% of those polled, just 16% want to continue down the Vichy government route.
The Lib Dems have a disproportiante influence on the government given their numbers; daily we are faced with the objectional little weasle Clegg, who has more faces than a 24 sided dice, the bumbling idiot and fallen saint Vince Cable who has correctly predicted 255 of the last 2 recessions and then there is Chris Huhne. Read the rest of this entry
Saintly wannabe Chancellor of the Lib
Lab Dems Alistair Cable Vince Darling Vince Cable has been caught out by the Lib Dems election poster which trying to spread fear worry about some fantasy VAT increase that Little Nicky and St Vince say the Conservatives are planning.
There is absolutely no foundation in fact, or reality, it is something that the Lib Dems just invented and they have been caught out:
Earlier in the week the Liberal Democrats launched a poster, warning of a VAT bombshell if the Conservatives won. Cross-examined by BBC1’s Politics Show today the Liberal Democrats’ Treasury spokesman admitted that the idea of a £389 bombshell was conjecture and conceded that he couldn’t rule out a hike in VAT. Transcript below.
JON SOPEL: I mean let’s leave aside whether or whether not there is a black hole in the Tories’ finances. Leave that to one side. You don’t know factually, that they are going to raise VAT. That is your conjecture.
VINCE CABLE: It is a conjecture and it’s a reasonable assumption and I wouldn’t claim anymore than that.
JON SOPEL: And that £389 is a rough figure plucked –
VINCE CABLE: It’s a ball park estimate of what it would require in order to fill that gap, and it seems a reasonable way of expressing that argument.”
JON SOPEL: Would you rule out raising VAT?
VINCE CABLE: No, I don’t. It’s something –
JON SOPEL: So therefore your position is no different to them.”
Hat tip to Tim Montgomerie for the story.