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Northern Rock

Part of Topical Questions – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 19th November 2007.

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Photo of David Anderson David Anderson PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills 3:31 pm, 19th November 2007

It does not surprise any of us that Opposition parties do not care about 6,000 jobs in the north-east, as they have a track record of not caring about work in the north-east. What is really in the interests of the public and taxpayers is to ensure that neither Opposition party ever again gets control of the financial levers of this country.

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Tom Knott
Posted on 20 Nov 2007 4:28 pm (Report this annotation)

I think you are shooting yourself in the foot there, Dave.

Think about it! It's Labour that has had the hands on the levers during the present Northern Rock fiasco, and indeed for the last 10 years leading up to it. There is no way you can blame the opposition parties for the present predicament which has put jobs in danger in the first place.