Monday, 24 January 2011

Hey, big spender!

A Conservative government would match Labour's projected public spending totals for the next three years, shadow chancellor George Osborne has said...

Mr Osborne said: "The result of adopting these spending totals is that under a Conservative government there will be real increases in spending on public services, year after year.

"The charge from our opponents that we will cut services becomes transparently false."

BBC, September 2007

As any fule kno, the economic mess we're in was exclusively caused by Labour spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave and not spotting the crisis looming on the horizon. George Osborne would never have considered spending our money like that in the good times. You wouldn't have caught George irresponsibly promising to match such profligacy. Seriously, no way.

This old BBC article is giving me severe cognitive dissonance. It's almost as if the Tories were just as complacent as Labour. As if they were all in this together. But that's just crazy talk. We know it is, because all those angry right-wing swear bloggers have endlessly, patiently, explained, in great detail, just how that one-eyed freak, Gordon Brown, single-handedly crashed the entire global economy by being autistic. Or Scottish. Or something like that.

I guess the article is just part of a huge conspiracy hatched by those alien Marxist lizard-people who secretly control the BBC.