Labour’s 2010 election broadcast warned Britain that the Tories would wreck the economy

April 25, 2012 6:39 pm

This was Labour’s main PEB in 2010. It seems rather apt today…

  • mikestallard

    What Labour got completely right was the way that a small group of Etonians and other Public School people have hijacked the government.
    The economy was tanking under Labour. The high taxes and generous hand outs were unsustainable. We all know that.
    What is upsetting people on the right (like me) is that the current government is following almost word for word the politics of Mr Brown and Ed Balls. John Redwood’s blog (I know, I know) proves this today (25/4). Just go and see the figures.
    One trillion pounds in debt cost a lot of schools’n’ospitals, you know. Think of it as 0.5% of 1,000,000,000. That means we pay out, every year, £5,000,000 pounds – that’s five billion – just in interest. If the rate goes up ,we are talking billions every half percent. By the end of the current term, we will be £1,500,000,000 in debt – at least £7,500,000 every year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elliot.bidgood Elliot Bidgood

    I always loved that PEB (despite the conspicuousness of the decision not to feature Gordon in it!). I’d argue that it’s been apt for longer, well over a year now, but it’s certainly confirmed today. Also, this is a quote I’ve seen quoted a few times today:

    “Get the decisions right now and we can have secure jobs, standards of living rising and everybody better off. Get the decisions wrong now and we could have a double-dip recession” – Gordon Brown, first leader’s debate, 15 April 2010

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZPXYLRVP4XOIGGDJWAL6HUO7U4 David

    …the only problem was that the electorate disagreed.

    • RedSetter

      We all make mistakes.

      • treborc1

        Some mistake

    • Dave Postles

      ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people
      some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the
      time.’

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001102865655 John Ruddy

    Time Lords for Labour! (well, sons of Time Lords, and Jon does get a mention…..)

    David Tenant is doing the voice over for the Scottish Labour PEB.

  • http://twitter.com/matt_j_little Matthew Little

    Really? Is that going to be the line from now on. “Dear Electorate, we told you so, regards The Labour Party”. Not good politics to go around telling the electorate they were wrong. Stick to bashing Tories if you must. 

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