Ed Balls – Discredited
Ed Balls has been telling us that the austerity isn’t working.
“Even though it is clear in Greece, in Ireland, in other countries, in Britain too (that) this austerity isn’t working, the message is ‘Plough on, dig a deeper hole, carry on with an austerity that is failing’”
Mr Balls was a member of the government that caused the problem, so we have to take his pronouncements with a pinch of salt.
But doesn’t he have a point? Here we are, with the credit rating agencies threatening to downgrade Britain’s credit rating.
The government have in fact managed to get Britain’s deficit down. The national debt is going up a little more slowly than it was under Mr Balls and his friends.
But they have achieved this simply by raising more in tax. Government spending is up. And Mr Balls thinks they have cut too far!
They haven’t cut at all yet. Of course the plan isn’t really working. The government haven’t really tackled the issue yet.
Mr Balls’ is a siren voice. While the government are navigating around in circles, with no clear idea where they are going, Mr Balls is pointing to the rocks and urging full steam ahead towards them.
So you can have Tory incompetence or Labour malice. No wonder the electorate are disillusioned.
We need a new politics in this country, with both those old discredited parties swept aside. They have both failed us dismally, and they deserve no part in our future.