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June 02, 2010

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DaveW

Ian, you (and others) appear to be assuming that we have been robbed of the services of someone who had the best approach to our current economic crisis. It's worth noting that the US is warning (as Labour did before the election) that cutting public expenditure now puts the recovery at risk.

Also it's worth reading what Polly Toynbee had to say about Laws. "On resigning, David Laws said: "How much I regret having to leave such vital work, which I feel all my life has prepared me for." How odd that his relished life goal was to cast people out of work"

For the full article see http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/31/david-laws-cuts-agenda

TR

I agree with you Ian, but hypocrasy isnt the central issue.

It is no more than ironic that politicians are so hard on benefit cheats, whilst simultaneously defrauding their benefits claims.
A politician going easy on benefit fraud because he knew some of his own expenses were suspect would be all the weaker than one who disregarded his own failings.

However both parties should expect to be disciplined for their actions.

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