(not satire – it’s ConDemNation today!)
I certainly don’t want to be seen as a cheer leader for New Labour – but downright government lies and spin are something I can’t ignore.
Cameron has tried to blame the recent floods on the last Labour administration.
However the figures are very clear – so clear in fact I’m surprised few people in the mainstream press have put them together.
In the 4 years until 2010, government spending on flood defences under Labour rose by 33%.
In the 4 years until now, government spending on flood defences under the coalition has been cut by 27%.
The comparisons can be found in greater detail here:
Of course the government could always argue they couldn’t predict the present flooding.
Only one problem with that line of argument.
A rather senior member of the government did predict them way back in 2008 – a certain Mr D. Cameron in fact:
Get out of that one Mr Cameron.
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