Thursday, 31 March 2011

Let Down By Labour

With the Local elections (not to mention the AV referendum) approaching in May I think it's a good time to remind ourselves of exactly how bad the financial mess is the previous Labour government left this country in.

I think the graph below shows it best;

As you can see we are currently spending more money servicing Gordon Browns debts that we are spending on our National Defence, Schools, Police Service, Care for the elderly, and our Justice System.

And the amount we owe is increasing every single day, and will probably continue increasing for the rest of the year until the cuts the coalition government have been forced to make actually begin to take effect and the amount of money this nation spends over and above the amount that it earns starts to diminish.

Even Ed Milliband admits that the previous governments spending plans were not sustainable, he also says that he accepts the need for cuts to deal with the deficit. However he opposes just about every proposed cut without announcing any alternatives.

From now until May the 5th the Labour party will be doing it's best to convince people that the last few years of Labour Government didn't happen and that this debt magically appeared the day David Cameron and Nick Clegg set foot in 10 Downing Street.

Don't let them get away with it.