Sayeeda Warsi on Labour's Legacy
Baroness Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative party, writes:
IT'S TIME TO EXPOSE LABOUR'S LEGACY
"We all know that over 13 years the last Labour government spent huge sums of money and left us to deal with the biggest budget deficit in our peacetime history. But what we didn't know was just how wasteful they were with our money.
From wasting £12 billion on an NHS computer system that didn't work to kitting out regional fire offices with £6,000 luxury coffee-making machines, Labour showed complete contempt for taxpayers' money up and down this country.
Despite this reckless spending and waste, Labour remain in complete denial about their legacy. They blame the bankers, the recession, the global downturn - everyone and anyone - except themselves.
Today, I gave a speech to begin the process of exposing Labour's waste.
This video exposes some of the most shocking examples of Labour's legacy.
Labour's incompetent handling of our economy will hit all of our pockets. The cuts to come are Labour's cuts. So, it's only fair that the people responsible should share some of the pain. That's why today I have written to each of Labour's leadership candidates asking them to voluntarily give up their severance pay, worth £20,000 each. Forfeiting this pay would be the first step towards rehabilitation, and the first time they had come to terms with the mistakes of the past.
In the coming weeks and months, the Coalition will be making its own contributions to exposing the truth. We are going to shine a light on every aspect of Labour's total lack of respect for taxpayers' money. If you feel as strongly about exposing Labour's legacy as I do, please forward this message to five friends or family.
This is a big job, but the Coalition is determined to take the difficult and responsible decisions to get our country back on track.
Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party