Comments: Economy under control, Brown's in control

I am aware that the current so called conservatives are not in a position to attack brown, but surely he is an easy target on a number of issue.

His "data" fixing, all targets, dates etc are amended to fit his requirements.

Inflation - the target now used allows him to hide true inflation (nearly all tax linked) and monetary growth.

His golden rule is always met by changing the dates of his economic cycles.

The economy as been restated to show that he isn't extorting quite so much in tax (in proportional terms not actual)

He classes spending as investment to enable larger borrowing

He destroyed the pension system by withdrawing tax allowances, and rubbed salt into teh wounds by forcing funds to cover goverment debt by buying "safe" goverment bonds - lowering returns to imnvestments

He even gets away with comparing us with the weakest part of the worlds economy and gloating that we are doing better than europe, never mentiosnthe US, China, India, the Anglosphere who have all done bettre than teh Uk

He doesn't deserve the plaudits he gets as one of our better chancelors, I will admit he his better than most of his labour collegues would be, but that is faint praise

Posted by steves at December 7, 2006 10:54 AM

Browns in control

Mr Brown has added an entirely new dimension to the concept of"moving the goal posts" The flipside of his narcistic greatness will be overshadowed by the proverbial " with the trousers down" deluge that is coming. Its great writing the rules, it might be reasonable to change them somewhat as you go, but not keeping the rules you have made yourself, may well portray you as infantile and naive.

Best wishes
Arik Schickendantz

Posted by Arik Schickendantz at December 8, 2006 12:08 PM

Steves,

You forgot to mention that under Gordon Brown, the debt burden has doubled in less that 8 years oh and he sold UKs gold reserves at one of its lowest points.

Posted by Kev M at December 8, 2006 04:05 PM
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