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    He would be cutting aswell.

    The amount of hypocrisy and "jumping on the bandwagon" in labour ranks is stupidly high.
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    He would be cutting to a lesser extent, and in a few years time...
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    > Commissions Browne Report
    > Tories do what it suggests
    > Bash tories for doing it:facepalm2:
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    Well no Ed admitted earlier on, if you saw the BBC1 news report @ 10, that he would've cut too...just not so rapidly nor so viciously.

    the Tories have simply chopped down acres of tress in one go when only a few branches needed to go each time....
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    (Original post by Barden)
    He would be cutting to a lesser extent, and in a few years time...
    No he would't he would be starting cuts this parliament. They would just be more drawn out. He has not said he was going to wait however many years.
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    (Original post by NGC773)
    > Commissions Browne Report
    > Tories do what it suggests
    > Bash tories for doing it:facepalm2:
    Commissioning a report doesn't necessarily mean that you would implement all the suggestions it contains.

    On a more general point, yes, Labour would have made cuts too, of course they would. But these cuts would have been more effective at actually cutting the deficit, not as deep and they would not have an ideological basis. The Tory cuts are ideological, rather than being made out of economic necessity.
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    (Original post by d123)
    Commissioning a report doesn't necessarily mean that you would implement all the suggestions it contains.

    On a more general point, yes, Labour would have made cuts too, of course they would. But these cuts would have been more effective at actually cutting the deficit, not as deep and they would not have an ideological basis. The Tory cuts are ideological, rather than being made out of economic necessity.
    Do you know what cuts Labour would do?
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Do you know what cuts Labour would do?
    Sadly, we don't know what cuts Labour would be making. We are just told by EdMil and EdBalls that their cuts would be much better.
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    (Original post by tripleeagle)
    Sadly, we don't know what cuts Labour would be making. We are just told by EdMil and EdBalls that their cuts would be much better.
    Thats what I am getting at. As far as I know Labour have not given a detailed economic plan.
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    (Original post by Barden)
    He would be cutting to a lesser extent, and in a few years time...
    No it would start in the 2011-2012 financial year i.e. now
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    "Our struggle friends...." :teehee:
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    Lets face facts, they would have done the same. There would be a little difference here and there. But in the end it would be exactly the same and the Conservatives right now would be arguing they are cutting too deep.

    They commissioned the Browne report and would have implemented it, they had plans to remove EMA by 2012. Some people in the party wanted 20% VAT ect....

    End of the day, what happened under the Conservatives would have happened under Labour. The only difference is cuts would probably be lighter with higher tax to make up.
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    (Original post by tripleeagle)
    We are just told by EdMil and EdBalls that their cuts would be much better.
    How can they say they'd be better without saying what they would cut? typical Labour never have a plan to give :rofl:
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    (Original post by d123)
    Commissioning a report doesn't necessarily mean that you would implement all the suggestions it contains.

    On a more general point, yes, Labour would have made cuts too, of course they would. But these cuts would have been more effective at actually cutting the deficit, not as deep and they would not have an ideological basis. The Tory cuts are ideological, rather than being made out of economic necessity.
    £80bn cuts over a Parliament isn't ideological, in real terms public spending will go down by 3.5% to the levels of spending we had around the year 2005. I really don't see what the fuss is about.

    Labout would have cut £40bn themselves, so the difference is only £40bn over a 5 year period when every year we pay £45bn on debt interest.

    Plus interest rates on government debts aren't fixed, so under Labour the rates would probably go up because people won't have as much confidence that something is being done to tackle the debt, that'd make it even more expensive to service.
 
 
 
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