David Cameron has told Gordon Brown that his claims of reaching a consensus in Europe on dealing with the recession are "completely ridiculous". Cameron pointed out that no other EU had followed Brown's failed VAT cut (£12.5bn down the Suwannee). In response Brown came out with the old chestnut that the Tories want to cut public spending.
Well I hope that Gordon Brown is right! I may be a Conservative party member now, but I've voted Labour all my life (yeah I know - what an idiot) and even I want to see big cuts in public spending. However, the cuts I want to see are the ones that Cameron is proposing - and they are cuts in the massive waste caused by the mismanagement of this Labour government. Brown is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks that the public will see Tories cutting spending as a bad thing when Labour debt is spiralling out of control.
Has Brown forgotten all those stories in the press about government mismanagement and disastrous waste? Well he's a fool is he thinks the people have. We want to see belts tightened, we want to see waste cut, we want to see an end to massive, intrusive government databases that cost billions and nearly always fail. We don't want an I.D card system that will be full of holes, in fact we don't want one at all.
So I hope that Brown keeps going on about Tory cuts, because I and I'm sure a great many tax payers want to see an end to Labour government waste.