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12 August, 2010
Congratulations to John Redwood MP for reminding an astonished BBC interviewer that there were not, in fact, going to be any cuts in public spending. The BBC's shtik is to bemoan savage cuts, starving children, worse than Mrs Thatcher etc.
As I have said before there weren't any cuts in Mrs Thatcher's time and there won't be now (at least not for the next five years). Public current spending will rise from £600.6 billion in 2009-10, the last Labour year, to £692.7 billion in 2014-15. That’s a rise of £1500 for every man,woman and child in the UK. Would that there were going to be some cuts.
When the BBC stops advertising for staff in the Guardian it will slowly cease to be full of lefties and might start talking sense.