Brown Bigs Himself Up By Bashing French

The Tories are too busy playing amongst themselves to have noticed, but Brown made some Euro-bashing noises this morning. He boasted that the UK had grown and grown while France, inter alia, had had a recession. Brown’s comments were technically correct (he cited 52 quarters of UK growth, which takes you back to 1992. But France too has had 47 quarters of consecutive growth since 1993. Not really much to crow about in that comparison.

Of course some twenty quarters of the British growth, of which Brown now boasts, were Tory and when Ken Clarke was in No. 11…

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