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The truths they don't want you to read....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Our cuts are better than your cuts

The pantomime of false indignation continues as the Election grows nearer, with both Labour and the SNP trying to knock lumps out of each other over who is making cuts, and who is to blame.

So to try to cut through the verbiage and find some facts; if we can.

The SNP Government are making cuts. The Labour Government are making cuts. Both are going to have to make cuts as a result of the mishandling of the economy.

Anyone who claims that there aren't cuts is lying to you. It really is as simple as that.

The differences between the parties are potentially important, but only in theory, as they are not really saying anything much that is different.

Conjugate the verb "cut":
  • I find efficiency savings
  • You make cuts
  • He cannot be trusted
  • We will protect jobs and services
  • They are reckless with the public services
The SNP have actually bitten the bullet (as they have to, given that their ability to spend is controlled by Westminster) whilst Westminster will dress up cuts as increased spending in the Budget and then make a mad dash for an election.

And the likely winners of that election?

No-one seems to be casting a critical eye over the Tory plans, and cleverly they are not giving too much away about these plans, but I suspect it is the most stringent - and will probably be th most overt - about the cuts that will happen.

Expect more of this nonsense over the next few months.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't understand the relevance of today's Herald headline - "Sturgeon in Storm over Support for Fraudster". Has she not been depute to Mr Salmond for a few years?

Anonymous said...

The silence is deafening.

Anonymous said...

It's not a silence. It's a yawn.