Lord Young – who resigned but Cameron rehired – has denied there’s a recession, AGAIN

20th September, 2012 5:34 pm

November 2010 – Lord Young forced to quit as the PM’s enterprise adviser after saying Brits “never had it so good” in this “so-called recession”

October 2011 – After the furore dies down, Cameron rehires Lord Young, as a…enterprise adviser.

Today – Lord Young AGAIN denies there’s a recession, saying “I am not sure the Government can actually measure the economy any more…The internet has had such a tremendous effect on business the last few years. I’m not sure for example sales through google, eBay, ever get measured…One of the things I think we are doing if we are not careful is we are going to talk ourselves into a recession.”

 

How long before Cameron forces him out again? And then hires him again? And then… etc etc etc

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  • Jeremy_Preece

    If my memory serves me correctly, our dear friend Lord Young back in the days of Thatcher said that “unemployment is a price well worth paying in the battle against inflation”.

    To my mind, the fact that Labour seems to be coasting and not really threatening the Tories gives the the Tories a feel that they don’t even have to try any more. In fact they feel so invinvible that they literally can say and do anything. Sadly if the recent detailed opinion polls about Cameron versus Ed M are correct, a staggering 37% of the electorate think that Cameron is awful but would rather have him as PM than Ed. The message to the Tories therefore seems to be “we don’t care anymore what you do” but we are in no mood to replace you”. This is very bad news for our Country and our democracy.

    Lord Young is one of many of the Tories who personally make my blood boil. Sadly though, he is less of a disease and more of a symptom. We are in a bad way, if Cameron feels able to keep bringing this bigotted idiot back again and again.

    Also be sure of this, what he says is no more than what many of the Tories think but don’t say. The comments of the Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchel are also very revealing as to what the Tories are really about.

  • Serbitar

    In all fairness David Young really isn’t all that young these days.

    (I believe the Baron of Graffham is eighty pushing eighty one.)

    As a wealthy member of the gerontocracy Lord Young is insulated from the economic pain and travails that the rest of us suffer on a daily basis and may not have noticed that the nation is teetering on the brink. While I support and often donate generously to charities like Age UK and similar I believe that all octogenarians should be encouraged to retire from public life and not egged on by people younger idiots to make fools of themselves and display their shortcomings.

    That goes for some septuagenarians too. 

    Particularly Frank Field.  

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