Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Compare and Contrast

When ex-Conservative Prime Minister John Major intervened in the energy price debate, the BBC made it headline news. When Tony Blair expresses regret that Labour had not cut spending before the recession struck, the BBC just don't report the story.

Why other than wanting to cause the Conservative government embarrassment but protect the Labour opposition from similar embarrassment could the explanation for this be?

The true story here is that the Fundamental Spending Review, which Tony Blair says “didn’t really go anywhere”, offered an opportunity to make savings. Instead, it was sunk out of anti-Blair spite by Gordon Brown – with Ed Milband and Ed Balls in his team.

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