14 Nov 2014
"You can't trust the Tories with the economy" - David Cameron
“You can’t trust Labour with the economy”
Out of the many lies that David Cameron feeds us this one frustrates me most.
First to state that Labour are to blame for driving the UK into recession during a global financial crash is no less than ridiculous.
Further, if David Cameron wants to point the finger it should undoubtedly be the banks. It was the CEOs of our major banks who came crawling to Alastair Darling and Gordon Brown when the United Kingdom was within 24 hours of Depression. The banks were the ones who spent money they didn’t have and, ironically, it is the bankers receiving bonuses under this government.
Even more hypocritical is the fact that the Tories from 1997 to 2008 promised to match labour’s plans for public spending. Only in 2008, when we were in the middle of a financial crisis, did the Tories state that they would cut public spending. How can the Tories claim that Labour spent too much when they had pledged to match Labour’s spending? Absurd.
Over the next 6 months you will undoubtedly hear “you can’t trust Labour with the economy” because “Labour spent too much” and therefore “Labour are to blame for the recession” meaning “Labour broke the economy”. But under this logic the Conservatives cannot be trusted with the economy because the Conservatives told Labour to spend too much and therefore the Conservatives are to blame for the recession meaning the Conservatives broke the economy.
The only thing we can conclude when Cameron says “you can’t trust Labour with the economy” is we can’t trust a single word David Cameron says.