September 22nd, 2011

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Peter Oborne writing on the pinkos at the Pink ‘Un

“About 25 years ago something went very wrong with the FT. It ceased to be the dry, rigorous journal of economic record that was so respected under its great postwar editor Sir Gordon Newton. Turning its back on its readers, it was captured by a clique of left-wing journalists. An early sign that something was going wrong came when the FT came out against the Falklands invasion. Naturally it supported Britain’s entry to the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1990. In 1992, under the slow-witted editorship of Richard Lambert (in a later incarnation, as director general of the Confederation of British Industry, Sir Richard was to become one of the most sycophantic apologists for Gordon Brown’s premiership), it endorsed Neil Kinnock as prime minister. It has been wrong on every single major economic judgment over the past quarter century.”

7 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Touched by the Jonah curse…

    • 2
      Tired, tired, tired of excuses says:

      Was that before or after the true blue T*ry, Ted Heath, touched and cursed us all?

  2. 3
    Polly t says:

    Didn’t ball sack write for the ft too?

  3. 4
  4. 6
    Stephen P says:

    Why is Guido often too idle to give a post a Title?

    51075 tells us little!

  5. 7
    MrAngry61 says:

    Hmm, that pamphlet might actually be worth the asking price…

    But the FT won’t ever mention it now!


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“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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