Thursday, 12 November 2009

The Conservatives & Spin

Nicholas Watt writes in the Guardian on Gordon Brown being accused of having used speculative estimates in claiming the government had saved jobs during the recession.

What caught my eye was the quoted comment by Philip Hammond, shadow chief Treasury secretary, who said:

"Gordon Brown needs to face up to the facts, not spin them. He is part of the problem, not the solution."

In which case Gordon Brown has a lot in common with the Conservative Party in that the Conservative Party 'spin' their policies on, for example, the environment, immigration and the economy without admitting that these are constrained in part, if not in whole, by Directives and Regulations from the European Union.

If Gordon Brown has to be honest, then so do you Mr Hammond!

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