June 13, 2010

IT'S THE ANGLOSPHERE, POWER DOES NOT LIE LEFTWARDS:

Labour is on the verge of a disastrous, and false, shift to the left (Ian Kirby, 6/13/10, News of the World)

WOULD-BE Labour leaders last night queued up to say they would raise taxes if they got back into power.

In an extremely significant head to head that was largely ignored because of the World Cup, all five potential leaders queued up to say they would tax more and carry on spending, as if the current £163 BILLION deficit didn't exist!! [...]

The most significant thing about yesterday's hustings is not the fact that they pledged to raise taxes - it was a hustings held by the leftie Compass Group after all, it was the fact that NONE of the candidates were prepared to admit they had carried on spending while Rome burned.

In 10 days George Osborne will present his Emergency Budget, and it is hard to see from yesterday;s offerings who, from the Labour benches, could come up with a better or more realistic alternative to large spending cuts.

Until the Labour candidates start to analyse what went wrong with the economy, and begin to develop an alternative model all of them are doing a great job of preparing Labour for a long period in Opposition.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2010 8:55 AM
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