£219bn is a hard figure to imagine. What could you do with a million? Iain Martin from the Telegraph's Three Line Whip is asking: How did Labour manage to spend so much so badly?
Many of us have been aware that Labour have thrown money at policing, education and health. We've heard the announcement's at each Budget statement, millions here and billions there. But what turned me away from the Labour party was their total inability to manage the money they have spent - our money. Who thinks that we have less crime? who thinks that our kids get a better education than we did? who thinks that our health service is worth the money we pay for it or that our hospitals are as clean as the used to be?
I think about the last decade and I ask myself - has the country and society in general improved for all the money Labour have spent? The answer is no. Crime, booze, drugs, teenage pregnancy, manners, morality, respect - can you think of any of these that have been improved under this Labour government.
They've spent and wasted our money, got us into unimaginable debt and as far as I can see, they have only made the country worse than before they started.
I really do wish that Brown will call it a day, and soon.