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    southy wrote:
    The Wickham Man wrote:
    southy wrote:
    derek james wrote:
    the country is effectively bankrupt, national debt is twice the figure made public, when the dire straits of the finances that gordon has hidden are revealed, labour will be lucky to get in again this century
    we have been bankrupt since the 80's, we have had about 25 years where imports have been a hell of a lot greater than our exports, also what happen in the 80's tory government borrowed money from the wwii debt, at a higher interest rate, they done this so it would be hidden, this debt was down in the low millions in 79 and in the 80's it went up into the billions this debt is now paid off in full because of gorden brown so the torys will not be able to borrow from it again.
    One minute Dopey is distancing himself from Labour then 7 seconds later like a goldfish he forgets that he called them right wing capitalists and starts praising them again. He's even licking Gordon Goldseller's boots again. The point is you actually understand nothing about economics Dopey - you just show off like a kid by copying "facts" off the internet and copying them like a parrot to try and look clever. Tell us which "debt" you think was in the low millions in 1979 - was it the PSBR, the current account, short term gilts, Treasury Stock....
    only dopey one is you, your unable to tell the difference between old labour and nu-labour. old labour pre-kinnock was a centre to left party. nu-labour is pure right wing party.
    your not very bright at all are you i did say the wwii war debt was in the low millions, thatcher borrowed against that and push it back up into the billions so she could hide the amount she borrowed dopey.
    So Dopey you can't tell us anything about the so called debt because you don't actually know, so you change the subject as usual. Gordon Brown is actually New Labour (ie a right wing capitalist)but there you are singing his praises like a hero worshipping kid anyway,so it's irrelevant. Anyway you were going to explain to us exactly which category of debt you were referring to. Are you going to? There is more than one and in any case whatever action was taken in 1979 would have been the result of what had gone on before. Only a retard thinks the world changes the second a new government comes in. Oh yes, I was forgetting, you are a real retard."
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Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government takes office

David Cameron meets the Queen

David Cameron meets the Queen

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

THE Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are today finally rolling up their sleeves to begin the work of Government six days after last week’s indecisive general election.

David Cameron was installed as the first Tory Prime Minister in 13 years after Gordon Brown quit in an emotional announcement on the steps of Number 10 last night.

The Labour leader stood down when it become clear a power sharing pact with Liberal Democrats could not be made.

After a 25-minute audience with the Queen Mr Cameron, 43, accepted her invitation to become Prime Minister and announced he intended to form a “proper and full coalition” with the Lib Dems promising “real change”.

Mr Cameron said: “Nick Clegg and I are both political leaders who want to put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and for the national interest.

“I believe that is the best way to get the strong government that we need, decisive government that we need today.

“I came into politics because I love this country, I think its best days still lie ahead.”

George Osborne, 38, was last night confirmed as Chancellor of the Exchequer with reports of five Cabinet posts being handed to the Lib Dems, including leader Nick Clegg, 43, as deputy prime minister. William Hague, 49, will become Foreign Secretary.

No other positions were due to be announced last night amid reports that Liberal Democrat positions in the Cabinet would include Vince Cable as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and David Laws as Schools Secretary.

Tory Andrew Lansley was reported to be the new Health Secretary.

Speaking to the Daily Echo last night following intense negotiations with the Tories, Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, the Lib Dem home affairs spokesman, said he was unsure about him being given a position in a Lib-Tory cabinet.

“No news – it has not been discussed,” he said.

However reports this morning suggest Mr Huhne will be given the job of environment minister.

Hampshire Tories were jubilant.

Desmond Swayne, MP for New Forest West and a close aide of Mr Cameron, said: “I’m very pleased. It’s been a long day.”

Caroline Dinenage, the new Tory MP for Gosport, said: “It’s really exciting. It’s been very up in the air for a couple of days, really undecided and unclear, and I’m very hopeful now.” Addressing the prospects of a coalition between the Tories and Lib Dems, Miss Dinenage said: “It’s a time when we just have to bury our differences and work together for the good of the country.

That’s the absolute priority at the moment.”

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