The Tories Know All About a”£120 Billion Financial Black Hole”

Britain’s right-wing civil war continues this morning, with UKIP continuing to get the big boy club treatment. Today’s battle ground is the Times take down of UKIP’s “£120 billion black hole”. Tory MP Charlie Elphicke was wheeled out to stick the boot in:

“It is clear that there is a £120 billion financial black hole in UKIP’s economic plans. If implemented we would end up going the way of Cyprus and Greece much faster even than if we had a Labour government. UKIP’s whacky policies can only be paid for by a massive increase in borrowing or wholescale sacking of teachers, doctors and nurses.”

An £120 billion uncosted black hole of “whacky” policies, eh? A fair point perhaps, though UKIP argue it is based on an outdated manifesto, but that £120 billion figure reminds Guido of something. Oh yes, that “£120 billion financial black hole” that the Tories are currently running in the nation’s finances… 




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