Mr ten per cent - Gordon Brown
For months the Labour party has had on their website a picture of David Cameron and the slogan "Mr Ten per cent" which is a reference to the shadow health secretary's comment that on the government's own spending plans, and if the NHS is protected, everything else would have to be cut by an average of 10% in real terms over three years. The inference being that the Conservatives would make cuts of this order and Labour would not.
Now documents have surfaced which show that Labour has known all along that they will indeed have to make cuts of that order.
And while the Prime Minister was saying of the idea of cutting public spending in departments other than Health by 10% over three years, "That is not the policy of this government." the treasury was in fact planning cuts of 9.3% over four years.
He also said "I have always told the truth. I have always told people as it is."
One is tempted to throw back at him the words he is supposed to have said to Tony Blair: "There is nothing you could tell me now that I would ever believe."
The Telegraph has a good leader on the subject today which is called Voters will no longer be taken for fools.