Today's rise in unemployment is very disappointing, after a couple of months of small falls. It shows just how fragile the supposed recovery is. What is even worse is that both long term unemployment and youth unemployment rates are at their highest ever. Repeat - at their highest ever. Under a Labour government. A LABOUR GOVERNMENT! No wonder they are now third in the polls and have given up all hope of winning the election.
Labour supporters hate it when I remind them of this fact, but it is inescapably true. Every single Labour government has ended its term of office with unemployment higher than when it came in. This one is no different.