Thursday, September 3, 2009
Call this a recovery?
The New Labour governmentâ€™s authority and credibility may appear to be in ruins on every front from Afghanistan and Megrahi to expenses and education. But never fear, prime minister Gordon Brown has a cunning plan for a successful fightback. He is apparently planning to â€˜seize back the political agenda with a new focus on the economyâ€™, confidently pinning his hopes of victory in next yearâ€™s General Election on evidence of a recovery. As one headline puts it, â€˜Economy is on the mend, says Brown, and we did itâ€™.So, never mind that Brown was Tony Blairâ€™s chancellor through the decade that stored up the problems which exploded in the credit crunch.