Her comments mirrored those of David Cameron's leaky roof and Daniel Hannan's un-seaworthy ship. George Osborne, said:
"The President of Chile is right to point out, as we have done, that countries that put aside money in the good years are the ones that can afford to spend that money now without adding recklessly to national debt.Gordon, please call an election before there is no return from your folly.
"Gordon Brown is getting lessons from the Latin Americans about sound public finances. You couldn't make it up. It is because under Labour, Britain suffers the national embarrassment of having the biggest budget deficit by far of any G20 country."