28 May 2010

Talk is cheap

Is our new Prime Minister getting carried away by his own rhetoric? Here he is, quoted in The Independent:
Mr Cameron will insist that economic power can be spread across the regions and new hope brought to the unemployed: "Can we inject new life into the private sector, so that enterprise can drive not just our recovery but the re-building beyond it?
"Can we go from an economy built on debt and borrowing to one built on saving and investment? Can we re-open Britain for business? My answer is an unequivocal, emphatic yes."

Unequivocal? Emphatic? Aye well maybe. Difficult to see how it could be done without lots of additional government spending. Or perhaps, like Tony Blair before him, he is confusing the announcement of an intention with the reality of achievement.

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