You really have to feel sorry for Gordon. He's spent billions of pounds of our money trying to get us out of recession, and yes, we've finally made it. Britain's economy grew by a massive, er, 0.1% in quarter 4 of 2009. This figure is so low that after adjustments, the economy could actually still be in recession.
Let's not split hairs though. It is good news that we are emerging from recession, even if we are the last major country to do so, and even if it has cost us far more than other countries to get to this point.
But the fact that it has taken so long should be a warning signal to everyone, rather than a clear sign of encouragement. It is a signal that internationally, people are still very nervous about the state of the British economy and are still not putting their money here? Why? Because they fear that our out of control government spending may well result in our triple A credit rating being reduced sooner rather than later.
We are not out of the woods yet, and I note an absence of Labour Ministers on our TV screens in the last 15 minutes crowing about their wonderful triumph. They would be well advised to remain silent.