Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Cruddas: Brown Must Abandon Outdated Slogans
Following on the news that the unemployment figures have risen by 140,000 over the last quarter, the Bank of England has now predicted that the economy will shrink by 2% next year - that makes it the worst recession since 1981. Andrew Neil just put it to Jon Cruddas on the Daily Politics that this blows the gaffe to the assertion that our economy is better placed to fight the recession than our main competitors. Cruddas, rather to my surprise, agreed, and said that a lot of the slogans which have been used in recent weeks need to be abandoned. I suspect this is a point David Cameron is about to make in PMQs.