Do you not believe the recession etc is a global issue after seeing Greece for instance?
How pray would the tories have managed the past ten years differently?
The Greeks have royally screwed up bigtime going on a spending spree a bit like we have, but with a smaller economy. Yes global recession, caused by irresponsible lending to people 100%+ mortgages who end up falling on their arse when the US housing market went pop.
also, failure of credit rating agencies and investors failed to accurately price the risk of mortgage related financial products, and that governments did not adjust their regulatory practices to address 21st century financial markets. for example, there was a nice 'bond' sold by lehman brothers that was rated AAA (least risk) which were sold by finance institutions in Hong Kong...
fortunately most of the investors (mainly the elderly with pretty much their life savings) got most of their 'investment' back, mainly after most banks pretty much admitted to 'mis-selling' these products as safe investments.
I seriously doubt anyone would have touched them if they were told the bonds were in fact secured on other peoples debt.
Point is, system needed overhauling, no one did diddly squat - Brown included, as his pre election admission showed. and for a man who is supposed to have principles and be our esteemed 'strong' leader, he could have put his clunking fist down and said tough **** to the banks and put in rules to stop that kind of thing.
Who knows what Tories would have done. But we do know what Labour did(nt) do. And yes we do know what Thatcher did, and Callahan and so on and so on...
Jesus, imagine the parallel universe where Foot and Kinnock became PM.
You might not like the Tories, but no one can choose their parents, or the kind of life they're bought up in or what school they went to. And if most people did the simplist of things like use google, you will see that half the Labour Front bench went to private school - but thats ok cos they werent born to shoot foxes.
yes Cameron might be all PR, well presented, have a good education - but if you were interviewing either Brown or Cameron to work in your company, who would you seriously employ?
like i said, Labour reacts, thinks a problem is to be solved by chucking money at it. Take Labour's solution to anti-social behaviour... help for you prosecute the little oiks, not finding out why the little ****s go round harrassing/punching/destroying/abusing.
Tally ****in ho! rant over, im going to bed.
BTW Chewie - people voting for the police chief? Surely your not having that?!
why not, someone has to be accountable if a force endlessly screws up.
im looking forward to these leaders debates and making a note of how many times Brown answers a question with what the big bad Tories would do.