Simple list of Labour cock ups?

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Rusty Arches

Original Poster:

694 posts

108 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Can we put together a list of things Labour have done / allowed to happen during their time in power. There's a couple of things I know off the top of my head, but I know some of you know a lot more.

  • £950+ billion in debt
  • £1,200bn+ public sector pension deficit.
  • Sold our gold at record lows.
  • 2.5 million unemployed (higher when you don't fiddle statistics)

Cupramax

7,504 posts

187 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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13 years of uncontrolled imigration openhouse leading to school/housing/roads/public services, infact just about everything overloaded.

Cupramax

7,504 posts

187 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Benefits at a level where chavs who sprog uncontrollably have an income far above the average wage.

chris watton

21,911 posts

195 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Welcoming racingdude009 into the Labour fold, after the other two main parties rejected him......

Lefty Two Drams

15,149 posts

137 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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- £22,500 of debt for every child born in Britain
- 111 tax rises from a government that promised no tax rises at all
- The longest national tax code in the world
- 100,000 million pounds drained from British pension funds
- Gun crime up by 57%
- Violent crime up 70%
- The highest proportion of children living in workless households anywhere in Europe
- The number of pensioners living in poverty up by 100,000
- The lowest level of social mobility in the developed world
- The only G7 country with no growth this year
- One in six young people neither earning nor learning
- 5 million people on out-of –work benefits
- Missing the target of halving child poverty
- Ending up with child poverty rising in each of the last three years instead
- Cancer survival rates among the worst in Europe
- Hospital-acquired infections killing nearly three times as many people as are killed on the roads
- Falling from 4th to 13th in the world competitiveness league
- Falling from 8th to 24th in the world education rankings in maths
- Falling from 7th to 17th in the rankings in literacy
- The police spending more time on paperwork than on the beat
- Fatal stabbings at an all-time high
- Prisoners released without serving their sentences
- Foreign prisoners released and never deported
- 7 million people without an NHS dentist
- Small business taxes going up
- Business taxes raised from among the lowest to among the highest in Europe
- Tax rises for working people set for after the election
- The 10p tax rate abolished
- And the ludicrous promise to have ended boom and bust
- Our gold reserves sold for a quarter of their worth
- Our armed forces overstretched and under-supplied
- Profitable post offices closed against their will
- One of the highest rates of family breakdown in Europe
- The ‘Golden Rule’ on borrowing abandoned when it didn’t fit
- Police inspectors in 10,Downing Street
- Dossiers that were dodgy
- Mandelson resigning the first time
- Mandelson resigning the second time
- Mandelson coming back for a third time
- Bad news buried
- Personal details lost
- An election bottled
- A referendum denied
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Cupramax

7,504 posts

187 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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This, I need to stop now or I'll be in a very bad mood for the rest of the day. frown

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mybrainhurts

89,388 posts

190 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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  • £950+ billion in debt
  • £1,200bn+ public sector pension deficit.
  • Sold our gold at record lows.
  • 2.5 million unemployed (higher when you don't fiddle statistics)
  • Destruction of private pensions with an idiotic tax that any fool could have predicted.

mrmr96

13,736 posts

139 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Rusty Arches said:
Can we put together a list of things Labour have done / allowed to happen during their time in power.
I imagine there's a website out there which already has a very comprehensive list on it if you can find it.

clicdallara

143 posts

137 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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The MG Rover saga!

Puggit

40,328 posts

183 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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1997-2010 has been one almighty cockup - simple enough list?

Don

28,366 posts

219 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Puggit said:
1997-2010 has been one almighty cockup - simple enough list?
We MUST get them out.

Wouldn't it be amusing if CMD got to be Prime Minister, and across the way it was Nick Clegg leading her Majesty's Official Opposition! PMQs would be fantastic!

Harman would be apoplectic!

Not going to happen. But my goodness I would just laugh and laugh and laugh on May 7th.


Puggit

40,328 posts

183 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Don said:
Wouldn't it be amusing if CMD got to be Prime Minister, and across the way it was Nick Clegg leading her Majesty's Official Opposition! PMQs would be fantastic!

Harman would be apoplectic!

Not going to happen. But my goodness I would just laugh and laugh and laugh on May 7th.
I think the chances of the Lib Dems getting more votes then Labour are now highly realistic. However Labour would have more seats because of their gerrymandering - so who would be the opposition?

Sheets Tabuer

14,777 posts

150 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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I was reading today 8.5m people are now economically inactive, 1 in 5 of the population.

Yeast Lord

329 posts

104 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Lefty Two Drams said:
- £22,500 of debt for every child born in Britain
- 111 tax rises from a government that promised no tax rises at all
- The longest national tax code in the world
- 100,000 million pounds drained from British pension funds
- Gun crime up by 57%
- Violent crime up 70%
- The highest proportion of children living in workless households anywhere in Europe
- The number of pensioners living in poverty up by 100,000
- The lowest level of social mobility in the developed world
- The only G7 country with no growth this year
- One in six young people neither earning nor learning
- 5 million people on out-of –work benefits
- Missing the target of halving child poverty
- Ending up with child poverty rising in each of the last three years instead
- Cancer survival rates among the worst in Europe
- Hospital-acquired infections killing nearly three times as many people as are killed on the roads
- Falling from 4th to 13th in the world competitiveness league
- Falling from 8th to 24th in the world education rankings in maths
- Falling from 7th to 17th in the rankings in literacy
- The police spending more time on paperwork than on the beat
- Fatal stabbings at an all-time high
- Prisoners released without serving their sentences
- Foreign prisoners released and never deported
- 7 million people without an NHS dentist
- Small business taxes going up
- Business taxes raised from among the lowest to among the highest in Europe
- Tax rises for working people set for after the election
- The 10p tax rate abolished
- And the ludicrous promise to have ended boom and bust
- Our gold reserves sold for a quarter of their worth
- Our armed forces overstretched and under-supplied
- Profitable post offices closed against their will
- One of the highest rates of family breakdown in Europe
- The ‘Golden Rule’ on borrowing abandoned when it didn’t fit
- Police inspectors in 10,Downing Street
- Dossiers that were dodgy
- Mandelson resigning the first time
- Mandelson resigning the second time
- Mandelson coming back for a third time
- Bad news buried
- Personal details lost
- An election bottled
- A referendum denied
-3 labour mp's claiming legal aid for their expenses case

and yet the majority of the voting public are still for the liars or the liberal.

JCB123

2,232 posts

131 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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I can give you 5 Labour fk ups...

Gordon Brown
Alistair Darling
Peter Mandleson
Peter Mandleson
Peter Mandleson

Andrew[MG]

3,201 posts

133 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Lefty Two Drams said:
- £22,500 of debt for every child born in Britain
- 111 tax rises from a government that promised no tax rises at all
..........
- A referendum denied
I wish that some of the TV and newspaper reporters would actually read this out to Labour politicians and demand that they explain what has gone wrong. Every time that they try and go "think isn't the case, we have improved X", they just keep going back to the well documented statistics and demanding answers. If everyone did this then they would start to lose votes quite quickly.

The only slight problem with this is that Liberals and Tories would then get an opportunity to screw things up over the next 5 years.

Don

28,366 posts

219 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Puggit said:
Don said:
Wouldn't it be amusing if CMD got to be Prime Minister, and across the way it was Nick Clegg leading her Majesty's Official Opposition! PMQs would be fantastic!

Harman would be apoplectic!

Not going to happen. But my goodness I would just laugh and laugh and laugh on May 7th.
I think the chances of the Lib Dems getting more votes then Labour are now highly realistic. However Labour would have more seats because of their gerrymandering - so who would be the opposition?
It's based on seats.

Morningside

22,950 posts

164 months

Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Student top up fees.
Saying British jobs for British workers.
1997 pledge card 'Your country borders protected'
Gap between rich and poor widest its ever been.

Sleeze.


Edited by Morningside on Thursday 22 April 13:59