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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Are the British press being this blunt?

From The Australian:
BRITAIN'S Finance Minister has conceded a re-elected Labour government would make 'deeper and tougher' spending cuts than in the early days of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

A day after announcing the budget and just weeks before an election, Alistair Darling did not reject the idea that if it won another term his party would make harsher reductions than those in early 1980s Britain.

“They will be deeper and tougher,” said the Chancellor of the Exchequer in comments to the BBC, when asked to accept his figures indicated harsher cuts than those implemented by the Thatcher government.

“Where we make the precise comparison I think is secondary to the fact that there's an acknowledgement that these reductions will be tough.
The headline was worded so that even the most tribal Labour voter could understand it:

British Labour to make deeper budget cuts than Thatcher if re-elected.

I don't think this will help the Tories much for the reasons that Obo gives here but I'd hope some people who just can't admit that they'll vote Labour because they're fucking programmed* to will at least stop pretending that it's about avoiding eeeevil Tory cuts.

You're fucking broke.

There will be cuts.

Labour in general and Colostomy Brown in particular are what got you there.

Deal with it.

* It's only fair to say that if the parties' position were reversed I'm certain I'd be saying something very similar about tribal Tory voters.
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