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I found it incredibly sad. Osborne is the fall guy, inheriting one of the worst economies - maybe, the worst? - in UK history. People were booing as there's no more free money for them to spend on holidays, HPI and the public sector; I don't believe it's because of some carefully thought out critique of his economy policies.

The main mistake the Tories made was in letting people imagine, even for a moment, that they could turn things around in one term, and letting Brown get away with trying to building our economy on MEW and public sector spending.

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The conservatives are a disgrace of a party, looking after their own personal short term intersts, turning back on their own long established credo to take on wilfully brown's economic myopia, print, print print and be damned and to hell with the consequences. Well they will be damned at the next election. They made a poor opposition to brown too.

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No! Apparently, Gordon Brown was cheered when announced on the tannoy at the Aquatic Centre :o

To be fair there only looks to be about six people in audience of the aquatic centre. Probably the Question Time audience bus got specially diverted.

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The conservatives are a disgrace of a party, looking after their own personal short term intersts, turning back on their own long established credo to take on wilfully brown's economic myopia, print, print print and be damned and to hell with the consequences. Well they will be damned at the next election. They made a poor opposition to brown too.

Totally. You don;t have to be a ZaNuLab voter to be in despair at the woeful performance of the Tories sinde 2010, the boat anchor of the LimpDem coalition notwithstanding. Osborne has proved himself woefully inadequate to the task at hand at least Gordo had some purpose behind the madness.

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the main msitake osbourne made was not seeing the train coming when the warnings were there.he did nothing and is as guilty as brown.all our politicans with the odd exception were all too happy with HPI and bountiful bonus payouts in the city with the odd exception

I said that in part; my point is that people are booing a guy for supposedly imposing austerity on us all, ho ho ho. It's depressing how short term and indulgent the British are being; in fact, it's frightening.

Labour in next, then we can see how things go as the depression deepens. The Tories will get blamed for not borrowing enough!

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Amongst the population people with good jobs; like the kind of people who can pay for tickets to events for their family.. about 90% work for the government.

Its the reason socialism is so unstoppable in western Europe right now. When nearly everyone with a good job works for the government, they support the most pro-big government party. And try as they might, the Tories are always out spent by Labour.

The game only ends when the state runs out of cash.

Got to agree what is really pathetic about the Tories is they are never going to win the government vote anyway. So they might as well have cut. They chose the passive position of letting the government run all over them.

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Amongst the population people with good jobs; like the kind of people who can pay for tickets to events for their family.. about 90% work for the government.

Its the reason socialism is so unstoppable in western Europe right now. When nearly everyone with a good job works for the government, they support the most pro-big government party. And try as they might, the Tories are always out spent by Labour.

The game only ends when the state runs out of cash.

Got to agree what is really pathetic about the Tories is they are never going to win the government vote anyway. So they might as well have cut. They chose the passive position of letting the government run all over them.

...agree ..it's only people on the public sector gravy train who have money ....what they forget is the Government are not being tough enough on them and because a real taxpayer is a diminishing bunch of creatures who need 'protected species status'...the day when the axe falls as a result of nature taking it's course ...is not far...... :rolleyes:

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I find it quite encouraging in the same way that Blair is now persona non-grata on these isles. The British public tend to have a cynical disregard for their elected leaders. There's no party politics in this.

I don't suppose Osbourne cares much. Being a multimillionaire and having his kind of power must be great compensation for the occasional boring.

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"I found it incredibly sad. Osborne is the fall guy, inheriting one of the worst economies - maybe, the worst? - in UK history."

Agreed. The reality is that no government including thatcher has ever really cut the size of the state as there are so many vested interests within the machinery of government, once you have massively expanded the state its very hard to go backwards, which is why Labours mistakes are so serious. The idea of cutting it back 20-25% in a single parliament was never going to happen. I don't think Osborne has necessarily done a terrible job policy-wise but its just that the presentation has been poor: Two things I would highlight:

one - they should have simply called tuition fees a graduate tax, its actually much closer to a tax than a fee as its deducted from your salary and conditional on your income

two - The large rises of personal allowance were too difficult to understand for the average person - a 1% cut in income tax across the board would be easily understood and reward all working people

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The idea of cutting it back 20-25% in a single parliament was never going to happen.

Nah, it could have been done, but it would have had to be done as soon as they gained power, before the government class could solidify against them. Day one, 25% of government employees laid off, buildings and equipment sold ASAP... the rest would soon realise their jobs were safe so long as they went along, and even if they tried to get the others back, there'd be nowhere for them to work and nothing for them to work with.

Which would have required politicians with balls, unlike Camoron and co.

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Nah, it could have been done, but it would have had to be done as soon as they gained power, before the government class could solidify against them. Day one, 25% of government employees laid off, buildings and equipment sold ASAP... the rest would soon realise their jobs were safe so long as they went along, and even if they tried to get the others back, there'd be nowhere for them to work and nothing for them to work with.

Which would have required politicians with balls, unlike Camoron and co.

Yes it would have had to be done immediately. When Roosevelt came to power all of the New Deal that got put into place, was done within the first 180 days of his presidency. After that as he tried to put in more reforms, a coalition had formed within the government and congress and the courts which was able to stop further reforms.

There is a will to power that a few have, most don't. Exactly as you say the people working for you need to fear for their job.. if they go with you they are safe, if they fight you, it is a career limiting decision.

On thing I don't understand is why Britian chooses guys who have no record of accomplishment to lead. To go back to the Roosevelt example, Roosevelt had been the popular governer of New York, the largest and most powerful state in the union. Even today Romney is in the running, a man who has actually successfully ran organizations.

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The tories should learn from this for the election after next (I think Labour win the next election, because the voters are idiots). Campaign on "THERE IS NO MORE MONEY". If you lose, take great pleasure in saying I told you so.

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planet earth calling.even right wing nutjobs like me hate them.we're no nearer to livng within our means now than we were when we had that stalinist one eyed jock f***** doing the BBC's bidding for them.

george might also have been booed because people jsut don't like the smugness

Yes, I'm no fan of him either, but as the OP was saying the reason why people were booing him is because he made a +few+ cuts. You don't think they were shouting "make real cuts!", do you?

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