That has worked so well for Britain. Not.
UPDATE : Guido didn’t see C4 News but a co-conspirator over on HPC reports Mandelson on the subject of IMF bailouts as telling Jon Snow
PM : “We won’t be at the top of the queue”
JS : “You didn’t say we won’t be in the queue”
PM : “I don’t think we will be in the queue”
Honestly he didn’t want to say that last bit. He was more or less forced to. Very sheepish and quiet whan he said it. All this after Mandelson spent a good minute talking about how the stigma of going to the IMF was being reduced and it wouldn’t be embarrassing to go to them now. He even used examples of other countries, Mexico, that were considering using the special drawdown facility. We are being primed. Pure and simple. Just as we were for low interest rates and QE.
Apparently Mandelson said “We are destigmatising going to the IMF”. Anyone got the video?