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The spending cuts myth

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What on earth is £6bn in the bigger scheme?

public spending

Picture from Guido Fawkes

I’ve just responded to another thread using this example so thought it was worth sharing with everyone who feels they may be affected by Gordon Brown’s scare tactics. The Labour Party’s announced spending plans total £704 bn, the Conservatives total £698 bn, a difference of a mere £6 bn! Bearing in mind that £163 bn of this spending is borrowed, the additional £6 bn worth of cuts hardly touches the interest payments!

But the Tories will still be portrayed as heartless and evil, it really is desperate stuff.

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Written by curly

April 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

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  1. Pity about the misprint


    April 28, 2010 at 11:20 pm

  2. If Ken Hickman had done that you might have described it as “an error, so glaring that it would be wrong to let it pass.” 🙂


    April 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

  3. Are suggesting that Ken’s fingers are as fat as mine?


    April 29, 2010 at 10:40 am

  4. […] you remember that the two major parties argued over a paltry £6bn worth of economies in the growth of public expenditure at the last election? Coun Michael Clare, South Tyneside […]

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