Wednesday, 16 September 2009

So has Gordon Brown admitted that much of the public spending he has overseen has been 'inefficient' and 'unnecessary'?

"Labour will cut costs, cut inefficiencies, cut unnecessary programmes and cut lower priority budgets. But when our plans are published in the coming months people will see that Labour will not support cuts in the vital frontline services on which people depend."
That's what Gordon Brown promised in his speech yesterday and the only reading that I can make of it is that up until now Gordon Brown's Labour government were happy to spend money on inefficient projects and unnecessary programmes, but now will stop. Well "hurrah"; maybe someone at the BBC could ask Gordon Brown how much money he calculates has been wasted so far on inefficient and unnecessary programmes.

Here's Conservative Home's take on Gordon Brown and "cuts".