According to the Birmingham Post, Treasury Secretary, Yvette Cooper, said:
“The West Midlands, like every region across the world, is being affected by the twin economic problems of the credit crunch and the high oil and food prices."I would like to point out that the West Midlands differs from the rest of the world in three obvious ways: One, there are a hell of a lot of Labour seats there. Two, Gordon Brown for some reason chose the area to hold his cabinet meeting (why not Conservative Surrey?) and three, the people of the area are being conned into believing that the government is giving them £64m. How the hell can the West Midlands be receiving a "£64m package of economic aid" when it's money they already bloody well have? SPIN ALERT! SPIN ALERT! SPIN ALERT!