Monday, January 06, 2014

George Osborne writes on Britain's financial situation

Chancellor George Osborne writes ...

"I've just given a speech setting out the long-term economic plan that the Conservatives are working through."

"Our economic plan builds a stronger, more competitive economy and secures a better future for Britain by:
  • Reducing the deficit so we deal with our debts, safeguard our economy for the long term and keep mortgage rates low
  • Cutting income taxes and freezing fuel duty to help hardworking people feel more financially secure
  • Creating more jobs by backing small business and enterprise with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes
  • Capping welfare and reducing immigration so our economy delivers for people who want to work hard and play by the rules
  • Delivering the best schools and skills for young people so the next generation can succeed in the global race

The plan is working. For the first time in a long while, there's a real sense that Britain is on the rise. But it's far too soon to say job done - it's not even half done.
 
There are still plenty of risks, and the greatest one here at home is the Labour Party. Labour offer more spending, higher taxes and more borrowing. Their economic approach brought economic ruin once, and would do the same all over again. Why would you give the keys back to the people who crashed the car?
So this year Britain faces a choice: to go on working through the plan that is delivering for Britain, or to squander what we've achieved and go back to economic ruin.
 
We need everyone in the country to get behind our plan. Please share this important message on Facebook and Twitter, or forward this email to your friends and family and let them know why you're backing our long-term plan.
 
Thanks,
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George Osborne

1 comment:

Jim said...

Reducing the deficit so we deal with our debts, safeguard our economy for the long term and keep mortgage rates low

well yeah, reducing the deficit is a good start, and yes it will certainly help the economy in the long term why, oh why, did you just spoil the sentence by adding those last 5 words???????

Cutting income taxes and freezing fuel duty to help hardworking people feel more financially secure

take out the word "freezing" from the bold bit, replace it with severely cutting and you would have done a better job.

Creating more jobs by backing small business and enterprise with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes

I told your mate, dave, about how a government does not create jobs, just ask him, or see previous comments to dave, and you will see that you should not have added this bit

Capping welfare and reducing immigration so our economy delivers for people who want to work hard and play by the rules

well capping welfare at much higher rates than someone working, thats not exactly something to shout about, reducing immigration, reduced, really??? and people who play by the rules - er which rules are we talking about here, dont remember ever being asked if i agree being set.

Delivering the best schools and skills for young people so the next generation can succeed in the global race

whilst you are talking to dave ask him about schools too, i also had a quick word about that bit.

Labour warning i see you say " Their economic approach brought economic ruin once, and would do the same all over again." once, once george?. I guess Mrs thatcher inherited a rosy economy did she, so thats twice i can name off the cuff, do i think you are doing better - well yes i do, do I think you are doing well - well no i dont to be honest with you George

"So this year Britain faces a choice: to go on working through the plan that is delivering for Britain, or to squander what we've achieved and go back to economic ruin.
its never a black and white choice george, i.e if you dont support you then you must support milliband. does not work that way, see confirmation bias and black and white fallacy detailed in earlier post comment

We need everyone in the country to get behind our plan.
Well its a pretty lousy plan then, its one thing you will never never never get is everyone in the country behind your plan. everyone in the country also includes Ed Balls you see. also there are many of us in the country who would like to see spending slashed, taxes slashed, benefits slashed, inflation curbed by restoring sound money, the deficit not only cut, but eliminated NOW! - so you see its not you must get behind our plan, there are many more options available than your plan or labours plan, I say lets go with neither.