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 Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative 3:07 pm, 30th January 2013

Will my noble friend confirm that the reason the Government are facing such terrible economic difficulties is because at the height of the boom created by Gordon Brown, that Government continued to borrow? As a measure of their economic competence, they sold gold at the bottom of the market, which is affectionately known in the City as the "Brown bottom".