"Still. I digress. As Andrew Neil has just said it, the situation could have been far worse. If a Labour had got a sniff, our bond rates would have almost certainly risen, jacking up interest rates for mortgages and business. The result doesn't bear thinking about"
Michael - deflection is a more accurate term than digress. A journalist commenting on IF Labour had a sniff then bond rates would "almost" certainly...youre correct it doesnt bear thinking about as its all pure conjecture (and heavily politically biased conjecture at that!)
You are commenting on a hypothetical position as if Labour was in power. I'm talking about the reality of the current government.
That reality is as I state above (unless of course numbers dont count as reality in your world)
Woeful attempt at blaming Eurozone crisis as (a) Browns fault and (b) ignoring world crisis caused by bankers... and surely even you can come up with a better economic theorist and stargazer than Andrew Neill.
Sorry, i'm digressing - Osborne has proved to be economically incompetent and especially so in debt reduction as those pesky real numbers unambiguously show. It's unfortunately viral as its caught by IDS at DWP and Shapps at Housing ("affordable" rent - hahahaha!)
The fact the HB bill is already £3.4bn over target means me and you Michael -and every other taxpayer- paying £137 more in tax each year just to pay for HB increases. Ah back to being the number wallah you so like...knew I'd get there in the end!
Would be nice every once in a while if you addressed the accuracy of these pesky figures I keep on producing (though even you see they are official figures) or even presented a counter argument that doesnt involve hypothetical fantasy.
Cluck, cluck. cluck .....