March 9th, 2012

Atul Hatwal on Ed Miliband’s deficit policy

“Since Ed Miliband reshuffled his shadow cabinet in early October, the Labour party has issued 830 press releases. Out of these, there have been just two on spending restraint. Two. In terms of Labour’s media effort since this shadow cabinet was appointed, the party has devoted 0.25% of its output to tackling the reason we lost the last election.”


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  1. 1
    Steve Miliband says:

    Are the knives out for Ed and Ken?

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  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    A sensible policy from Labour if they’re hoping to get elected. Their best bet is to hope for collective voter amnesia about who destroyed the UK economy in the first place. No point bringing it up and reminding everybody even 0.25% of the time from Labour’s point of view.

    What’s more disappointing is that the Tories don’t bring it up 99.75% of the time.

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    • 5
      misterned says:

      And the fact that the tories are barely scratching the surface of tackling the mess and what few cuts they do propose get overturned time and again in the House of Lords.

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      • 7
        jgm2 says:

        I should have said..

        What’s more surprising is that the Tories don’t bring it up 99.75% of the time.

        But the rest, as you’ve pointed out, is more ‘disappointing’ than ‘surprising’. Why Cameron doesn’t simply appoint more T*ry Lords to railro*ad his legislation through (like Labour did) is also a mystery.

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        • 12
          misterned says:

          Agreed. One of the first things he did as PM was appoint a load more Lords, based on party results of the 2010 election.

          If I had access to the airwaves like a cabinet minister, I would be raising the “they left us a deficit the size of a black Wednesday happening, every single week” at every opportunity as a way to explain the backdrop to any decision.

          Or have the tories embraced political correctness so completely that they cannot refer to “black” anything with negative connotations anymore?

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          • jgm2 says:

            Yep. Black Wednesday every fucking week thanks to Labour. I’d be hammering it home too. The political fallout from Black Wednesday was worth 13 years in power to Labour and yet by the end of the Imbecility they were wasting that much money every fucking week and nobody was batting an eyelid.

            In-fucking-credible.

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    • 8
      Steve Miliband says:

      Too far, too fast 100% of the time

      People don’t want to hear ‘deficit’ ‘labour@ etc anymore

      Just say. We can’t afford it.

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  3. 3
    Init says:

    Ed and Ken , dead comrades walking

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  4. 4
    Graham Swift says:

    Hardly surprising. They are still in a state of denial. You can’t educate pork.

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  5. 6
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Labour support waste and are the party of work-shy scroungers.

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  6. 9
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Unfortunately, it is difficult to maintain the Spendthrift Labour campaign when the Coalition have found money for a vanity war in Lybia, an extra £2Billion for the vanity Olympics, and continue to shovel aid to countries who don’t want it because bleeding hearts in the establishment wish to assuage group-think guilt for a colonisation which ended 63 years ago. Neither does the no-money-left meme work when the Coalition is hosing money on fucking useless bird-shredders, being paid for by OAP’s who don’t dare turn the lights on because of the power bills.

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  7. 14
    Labour says:

    Atul Hatwal, together with Jonathan Roberts, have been sent for re-education so that their views can be corrected.

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  8. 15
    Ed Balls says:

    Anyone for lasagne?

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