Brown And Labour Still Digging Their Jobs Tax Hole
Gordon Brown and Labours use of the d word (deceived) was both typical of Labour and at the same crass stupidity.
Brown spent a lot of time yesterday trying to spin what deceived meant, in the context of the semantic construction of his sentence and its implications (makes about as much sense as what Cyclops was saying). Its not what you say, so much as how people interpret it.
Unfortunately for Labour the business leaders have taken Browns words to mean that they are stupid, naive and easily led, and not surprsingly have reacted vigourously to refute this.
So the big question is why is Labour still digging an even deeper hole for itself?
New Labour’s big tent is looking more like a wigwam this morning. You can hardly move for fear of being trampled underfoot by captains of industry stampeding for the elegant marquee erected by Mr Cameron on the manicured lawns of Tory Towers.
Make no mistake. The campaign has begun well for the Conservatives with the row over national insurance.
Even more important, the NI story is leading all the TV and radio news bulletins, forcing Brown onto the back foot. Sir Stuart Rose, executive chairman of the country’s best-loved store Marks & Spencer, is one of some 70 business leaders going public with their support for the Tory pledge.
When you are in a hole stop digging, as Denis Healey once said. But Brown was at it again today, claiming that the Tories have dreamed up their cut on the back of a fag packet. Has he looked at a fag packet recently? You can hardly write your name for all the gruesome pictures showing the perils of smoking.
Of course, there is some strategic sense in Brown’s determination to prolong the row. The last three elections have all been won on Labour’s core message that higher spending trumps tax cuts.
Posted on April 8, 2010, in Conservative, General Election, Labour, Labour Financial Stupidy, Labour Lies, Taxed To Death and tagged Conservative Party, David Cameron, George Osborne, Gordon Brown, labour party, Labour Tax On Jobs. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.