The Economy

Part of Council Tax Rebate – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 31st March 2009.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 4:17 pm, 31st March 2009

The German Government went into this downturn with a surplus and the scandal is that the Government of whom the right hon. Gentleman was a member, and those at the Cabinet table around which he sat, agreed to spending plans that were completely unaffordable and which left us with the biggest budget deficit of any western economy going into this downturn. He did not fix the roof when the sun was shining and we are all having to pay the price now.

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