Government: Economic Policies — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 30th January 2013.

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Photo of Lord Mitchell Lord Mitchell Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) 3:07 pm, 30th January 2013

My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Today, this Government have been in office for 1,000 days: 1,000 days, and we are teetering on the brink of a triple-dip recession; 1,000 days, and the UK's credit rating is close to being downgraded; 1,000 days, and our national debt is rising; 1,000 days, and our productivity is falling; 1,000 days, and our trade gap is widening. After 1,000 days, does not the Minister think that this Government should stop blaming the previous Government and start taking responsibility for their own failed economic policies?