I wrote about the Labour party strategy for returning to power and the art of ‘if you tell them often enough they will believe you’ politics in an earlier post but now they have upped the ante!
In the previous post we looked at the way Labour were pushing away any blame for the deficit by using the old Tony Blair politics of 1997, ‘if you tell them often enough they will believe you’ and in 1997 it was sleaze, weak economy, poor public finances and the nasty Conservatives, in every case the opposite was true but they told the people continuously and in the end the people believed them!
This time on the deficit they, every Labour MP, are saying the deficit was not their fault, it was all down to the bankers and you will get that at every opportunity from such as Ed Balls, total rubbish of course, yes bailing the banks out created a large part of the deficit but the very reason the banks got into that position was because the Labour Party had virtually removed all effective regulation and Gordon Brown survived on the taxation from their false profits, the new Labour politics, rubbish everything.
Now, if you listen to parliament and in particular Prime Ministers Question Time they have the 1997 twist on it, non of Ed Miliband’s questions never have any substance to them or any alternative, they are just an out-and-out nasty attack on the evil Tories, every Labour MP goes on the attack just the same because if they say it often enough the public will end up believing them but there is also an air of panic within Labour politics!
Labour know that if the deficit is still a burden at the next General Election they have a good chance of victory but they are also well aware that if George Osborne has paid off the debt and we also have successful reform of the NHS etc. then they stand no chance which is why they rubbish everything, they need a major coalition failure, it will be interesting to watch but for our countries sake the wishes of the Labour Party cannot come true.7