Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How Would Labour Cut the Deficit? Your Shout

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How Would Labour Cut the Deficit? Your Shout

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IN the wake of the General Election, numerous letters have appeared in the Chronicle advising the public to count their blessings when it comes to formulating an appraisal of the outgoing Labour administration.

A war of words is now unfolding, and a great effort has been made by former Labour ministers, Labour party activists and trade unionists, to stir up as much fear and resentment as possible at the prospect of how the new Lib-Con coalition might seek to respond to the enormous budget deficit and public debt left by Labour.

The 'Say No to Cuts' placard will undoubtedly become a familiar sight in the weeks and months ahead.But what would have been Labour's argument had they won the election and been forced to deal with the financial crisis themselves? It is shameful for the Labour party, having been so decisively rejected at the polls, to then attempt to instigate some kind of moral crusade in the name of protecting public services.

Presumably the Labour political elite are breathing a sigh of relief. …

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