Treasury questions began with the single most depressing sentence that can fall on Labour ears. The fact is, Osborne declared, we are experiencing the fastest growth in employment since records began.
What a terrible time to fight an election from the left – its ideology is being cut to ribbons by events.
In a time of public sector cuts, employment is unaccountably soaring.
Tax cuts are perversely producing higher tax revenues.
Austerity refuses to stifle growth even though anyone who is anyone knows it must.
And while the Right keeps talking about its long term economic plan (14 mentions today), the Left has neither a long term communications strategy – or even a short term one (their Leader’s Welfare reforms from last week: 0 mentions).
Ed Balls looked like the stuffing had been knocked out of him. That’s a lot of stuffing. (more…)