Posts Tagged “deficit”

How the media loves mixed messages (when they suit their own message)

by Stephen Tall on October 10, 2010

‘Conservative spending cuts are worse than Thatcher’s, says Alan Johnson’ shouts today’s Observer, reporting the paper’s interview with Labour’s incoming shadow chancellor. If the election had turned out differently — if Labour had won, rather than suffering one of the worst defeats in its history — the headline could have read a little different… Imagine […]

Vince: “Labour and the Tories are accusing each other of being confused and contradictory on the economy, and they’re both right.”

by Stephen Tall on February 1, 2010

Attack is the best form of defence, I guess, so it’s no surprise that the Tories – seriously on the back-foot since it became clear that David Cameron and George Osborne haven’t got a clue what they plan to do about the deficit – have launched a broadside against Labour. With Peter Mandelson using a […]