I know what you are saying but please remember that Labour managed to destroy the British way of life probably for ever, they should be in the Tower FFS!
signing up for more EU treaties (despite promising us a referendum if we voted for them in 97),
replacing jobs with benefits,
encouraging chav labour voters to have even more kids and never work
Invading Iraq for selfish reasons i.e Oil, United States approval instead of invading to remove iraq from a despicable tyrant and regime. No plan to build peace after the war
For bugging Kofi Annan's office in the build up to the Iraq War
Making Britian less safe after standing side by side with the most despised Nation in the middle east and therefore creating hate for Britian
Failure to protect Children form pedophiles
Increasing Tax x 89 times
Introduction of Tuition fees despite promising before the 2001 General Election they would not introduce tuition fees
Huge waiting list in Hospitals
"The Labour Party used to represent millions, now it represents millionaires" A quote from Bob Crow, the RMT general secretary
The Biased Hutton Report complete whitewash and cover-up probably orchestrated by the Government
Failure to act against School Bullies, No effective punishment just exclusions lasting a few days
Failure to look after the elderly who need better pensions
Failure to act against Rising Gun culture
Allowing Peter Mandelson to earn 160,000 a year for doing absolutely Nothing !
Failure of Jack Straw to act in the case of pensioner Derek Bond, arrested and held in South Africa for the FBI for three weeks. It took the media to force the FBI to investigate Mr Bond's claim of innocence. Strangely that took around 24 hours from the story breaking in the UK, no thanks to our own Home Office who were informed at the early stages of Mr Bond's plight.
Failure to limit immigration despite the size of Britain and its population= 60 Million
Increasing House Prices
PFI wasting million billions on computer systems that were never used
Failure to stamp out elitism in top British Universities- Cambride/Oxford only accesible to Middle/Upper Class
failure to prevent Truanting in schools after spending £880 Million of Tax payers money, truanting has risen every year after 1997 and is still rising
Spinning every costly usless fckup by lying through their teeth
Ed Balls and his ignorant tart 'wife'
Soundbite politics & spin doctors
Sleeze and Tony's cronies
Good day to bury bad news
Sexed Up Dodgy Dossier
Invasion of Iraq
Presidential style government
Intimidation of independant BBC
David Kelly affair
Poor state of armed services accomodation
Lack of kit for armed services
Targets targets targets
Cash for Honours affair
Community Support Officers
Unelected Prime Minister (Gordon Brown)
Unelected Prime Minister (Lord Mandy)
Bitter infighting between PM and Chancellor
Home office leaks, Damien Green arrested
Uncontrolled immigration & illegal immigrants
British jobs for British people
McBride smear campaign
ID cards & super databases
Proliferation of speed cameras
10p tax row
Closed door inquests
Tax credits mess
90 day terror detention
Over subscription of Universities
Destroyed credibility of A Levels
GCSE Exams mess
Cash for votes
Jails full, early prisoner release
Taking wounded soldiers to court to contest compensation
Sex offenders working in schools
CRB checks backlogs
Safe seats for sale to union officials
Borders deliberately opened to engineer a society in favour of Labour
Brown's lies to Iraq War inquiry
Disrespect to armed services & their families
Broken manifesto pledges
Lies about income tax rises
"Forces of Hell" unleashed on Chancellor from No.10
Patronised Britain's biggest business leaders
Total lack of leadership
...and Browns top ten financial blunders (http://timesbusiness.typepad.com/money_weblog/2009/06/gordons-10-worst-financial-gaffs.html)
Oh and allowing GORDON FCKING BROWN not just any sort of power but complete control over our finances for eleven wasteful incompetent traitorous year
1. Taxing dividend payments
Before 1997, dividends issued by UK companies and paid to pension funds were tax-free - that is, the tax could be claimed back via a system of tax credits. Not any more, decided Brown. Tax relief was scrapped, reducing the amount collected by pension funds by around £5 billion a year. Pension funds holding the cash that you, me and almost everyone else in the country plan to use for our retirement have lost around £100 billion over the last 12 years. That's one hell of a stealth tax.
2. Selling our gold
In May 1999 Gordon Brown had a plan to sell some gold. There were two problems with this, which concerned his economic advisers deeply. The price of gold had slumped after a decade of stagnation, but was likely to increase in the proceeding years. Added to this, the announcement of a major sell-off would drive the price down further. Little of this worried Gordon. Experts believe that the poorly timed decision to flog our national treasure has cost us all around £3 billion. Granted, that doesn't seem much nowadays, but more of that later.
3. Tripartite financial regulation
The system of financial regulation dividing powers between the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority, established by Brown as Chancellor in 2000, missed what amounted to the biggest financial crisis of our lifetime. Whoops. This has led some glass-half-empty commentators to conclude that the system set up by Brown failed and should be replaced. The Commons Treasury Select Committee’s report on the collapse of Northern Rock said that the Financial Services Authority had “systematically failed in its duty” to oversee the troubled bank’s activities. Little did it realise at the time that Northern Rock was the over-leveraged tip of the securitised iceberg.
4. Tax credits
“Gordon Brown claims the tax credits system lifts children out of poverty,” says Simon Blackmore, 38, who was pursued for £6,057 in over-paid tax credits. “Maybe it does, but only to plunge them and their families into debt two years later.” Millions of low-income families have had to pay back the Treasury after receiving too much money in tax credits, putting them under huge financial and emotional strain. Meanwhile, 40 per cent of workers and families who deserved tax credits left billions of pounds unclaimed in the 2008-09 tax year for fear of being chased for the cash later on. Introduced in 1999, reformed in 2000, tax credits have been "a complete disaster zone", according to tax experts.
5. The £10,000 corporation tax threshold
In 2002, Gordon Brown introduced a new tax regime to help small businesses. He announced a new zero per cent rate of corporation tax on profits below £10,000. It was designed to boost the ability of small businesses to grow and prosper. It didn't quite work out this way. It became advantageous for sole traders such as taxi drivers or plumbers to turn themselves into limited companies to take advantage of the new rules. A Treasury Minister later commented that "the Government did not realise how many people would engage in abusive tax avoidance", despite the fact that it was "blindingly obvious" to tax experts "within 5 seconds" of the budget announcement that this would happen. Gordon scrapped the rules a few years later, raising the rate from 0 per cent to 19 per cent when he released how much money was being lost.
6. Abolition of the 10p tax rate
Mr Brown rarely apologises. In fact, he never apologises. But occasionally he acknowledges "mistakes", albeit begrudgingly. Over the abolition of the 10p tax rate in 2007, Mr Brown told Radio 4's Today programme that "we made two mistakes. We didn't cover as well as we should that group of low-paid workers who don't get the working tax credits and we weren't able to help the 60 to 64-year-olds who didn't get the pensioner's tax allowance." Experts use stronger language to describe the Budget of 2007, which was designed to produce positive headlines for the 2p cut in income tax. Accountants calculated that the scrapping of the 10 per cent tax rate, coupled with the increase in the proportion of tax credits withdrawn from higher earners, would leave 1.8 million workers earning between £6,500 and £15,000 paying an effective tax rate of up to 70 per cent.
7. Failing to spot the housing bubble
Gordon Brown said he ended boom and bust, and in those innocent days before the collapse of the global finance system we believed him. In 1997, he outlined his plans. "Stability is necessary for our future economic success", he wisely informed an audience at the CBI. "The British economy of the future must be built not on the shifting sands of boom and bust, but on the bedrock of prudent and wise economic management." The other components of that bedrock including a trillion-pound debt mountain and a decade of unchecked and unparalleled house price inflation presumably slipped his mind. In 2003 a mild-mannered Liberal Democrat MP by the name of Vince Cable dared to question the mantra of "the end of boom and bust". He asked Gordon Brown: "Is it not true that...the growth of the British economy is sustained by consumer spending pinned against record levels of personal debt, which is secured, if at all, against house prices that the Bank of England describes as well above equilibrium level?" Gordon replied: "The Honourable Gentleman has been writing articles in the newspapers, as reflected in his contribution, that spread alarm, without substance, about the state of the economy..." We all know what happened next.
8. 50 per cent tax rate
Robert Chote, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said the tax hike which heralded the end the new Labour may actually end up losing the Government money. "If you look at what happened when higher rates were last changed in the 1980s, that might lead you to suggest that such a move might actually lose you revenue, rather than gain it, as people actually declare less income for tax," he said.
9. Cutting VAT
"It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious," said a tax accountant when asked about the Brown-Darling brainwave to cut VAT by 2.5 percentage points. As a nation of shoppers, rather than shopkeepers, a chopped down sales tax sounds like a good idea, providing a vital boost to hard-pressed families at a time of financial hardship. There were two problems. It costs £12.5 billion a year and it has made little discernable difference to those hard-pressed families because it is shopkeepers, rather than shoppers, who have pocketed much of the benefit.
10. Public-sector borrowing
If Gordon had only saved a little more in the good times, we might have had a little more to fall back on in the bad, economists sigh. Last month saw public-sector net borrowing hit £19.9 billion, the highest on record, according to the Office for National Statistics. The chancellor of the exchequer, Alistair Darling, has forecast that Government borrowing will reach £175 billion this year. It is forecast that total government debt will double to 79 per cent of GDP by 2013, the highest level since World War 2. Mr Chote recently warned that "the scale of the underlying problem that the Treasury’s detailed forecasts identify will require two full parliaments of mounting austerity to repair.”