Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:35 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Conservative, Macclesfield 4:35 pm, 1st April 2014

Was not the real crime of the previous Government that they became completely absorbed in what Lord Turnbull—not Conservative central office—said was complete wishful thinking? Through successive periods of economic growth, the Labour Government lost sight of the fact that there would inevitably be a bust after a boom, and that they would have to prepare for it. They missed that obvious challenge, and we are having to clean up the mess.