Lord McFall of Alcluith never rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Minister talks about the debt, but let us think of the debt that they inherited in 2010, which was £870 billion. That figure has now almost doubled to more than £1,500 billion. Why has that debt doubled in a period when there has been a mania from the Tory Front Bench about having to pay off the debt?
The Minister has failed to answer. In the light of his failure to answer, will the Government adopt a more modest approach to this situation and recognise their failure on debt over the past five years and the kid on that they are trying to exercise on the British public?
My Lords, it is a pleasure to engage in this debate. I want to focus on three areas: first, the fantasy figures given by the Government in the Budget; secondly, the productivity puzzle; and, thirdly, the issues raised in Who is my Neighbour?, the Church of England document, which was welcome. The Budget last week was nothing other than a party political broadcast with fantasy figures. The OBR...
Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010
Previously MP for West Dunbartonshire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Changed party from Labour/Co-operative on 11 Apr 2005
Also represented West Dunbartonshire; Dumbarton
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