Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Fiscal Truth About Labour

What I find truly ... hmm, what? ... startling? ... about the Labour Manifesto is that the entire edifice is precariously balanced on the following shaky challenge: you can only accept the credibility of what we are offering if you believe that we, the Labour Party, can be trusted with the nation's finances. But. Ed. We don't trust you with the nation's finances.


I'm reminded of a former Labour Minister, Gerald Kaufman (who still sits in the House of Commons, and after this Election, will become its Father - the MP with the longest unbroken service), who famously described the 1983 Labour Manifesto as the "longest suicide note in history" ...