Comments: These are the best years of our lives

Whilst I have no love for Gordon Brown I do agree with the general sentiment of this post. It is no mean achievement to avoid the "stop -go" policies that used to plague the UK economy.

It is true that his job has been made easier by low global inflation e.t.c. but Gordon Brown has avoided the temptation to meddle and experiment. He has not created economic volatility like so many previous UK governments have.

Posted by R.Pettinger at March 5, 2007 12:01 PM

It was very refreshing to find this article in the newspaper on Sunday.

Of course, Gordon has made mistakes (don't we all), but often reading about the UK economy, or listening to opposition MPs, you'd think we were mired in some sort of economic disaster. It seems that memories are very short when we are worried about inflation at 4% and taxes getting a bit high, rather than mass unemployment, high interest rates, and lack of investment in public services as we did just 15 years go. People will get a shock if we ever return to such a situation, so let's hope the next Chancellor (and perhaps more importantly the first Tory Chancellor in a few short years) has the same mix of luck and good judgement as Gordon has had.

Posted by Paul C at March 7, 2007 04:15 PM
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