Liam Byrne: Economy is still limping

April 18, 2012 11:59 am

  • John Ruddy

    If the economt is still limping – does that mean its disabled? If so, when are we going to see Liam Byrne turn on it and blame it for its own problems, etc.

    • Jocelyn

      I agree. The economy is clearly swinging the lead and, as our great leader Ed Miliband indicated in his epoch making Coin House speech, almost certainly “could do something” even though it is a “good” economy at heart. I suggest we send it off to ATOS and, once it’s certified well, put it on the Work Programme to try to get it going again – for its own sake as much as our own!

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