In Canada, the Conservatives unapologetically spend, while in the UK, they are about to cut — but not without apology.
An email I just received from the UK Conservatives addressed to party faithful:
Ahead of next week’s budget, it’s important to remember that the debt crisis that threatens us is Labour’s legacy to Britain.
Labour left us with no money – only waste and debt:
– They left every man, woman and child owing £22,400
– They gave us one of the worst budget deficits in Europe
– They left 2.47 million people out of work
– And they sold off Britain’s gold at a 20-year low in the market.
Unless we act now to deal with this crisis, interest payments in five years’ time could end up being higher than the amount we spend on schools, climate change and transport.
That’s why we have to do something about it. The cuts that are coming are Labour’s cuts.
So before Tuesday’s crucial Budget, take a look at this document outlining Labour’s Legacy to Britain.
But don’t just keep it to yourself – please send this email on to your friends and family to help make sure Labour are never allowed to leave such a rotten legacy again.
Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
The legacy of Britain’s debt is Labour’s to be sure, but in an email to those that elected you, claim credit for taking action. These cuts are your cuts and you should proud to implement the plan to address the crisis.
And gosh, no money to address climate change?