I remember writing a post back in 2009 which listed the number of times the IMF had given warnings to the UK about the state of the finances since 2003 - warnings which had been ignored. It's also worth remembering that the Conservatives in Opposition didn't look too deeply into the economy either - until campaigning for the GE 2010 began they were quite happy to say they'd follow Labour's spending plans so it doesn't suit them to start gloating now.
The report will make uncomfortable reading for Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who was a powerful figure at the Treasury at the time. It will also be a blow to Labour leader Ed Miliband, who was an economic adviser to then Chancellor Gordon Brown in 2004 and 2005.Full article HERE.
This is a poll taken last month for the Independent which shows that people still seem to be blinkered to anything other than the two main Parties. I despair.
Still, it gives a fair excuse to see this one more time: