I trust him more than Brown who gets worse by the day.
Of course there will be cuts. If you had an income of £25,000 a year and owed £100,000 on credit cards and loans what would you do? Do you make cutbaks and sort it out or borrow more? Brown does the latter. Never voted for them before but they will sort out Labour's mess. I can't stand Brown when he virtually says he's the one to sort out the mess. He got us into it. Key points today were:
'We will need to confront Britain’s culture of irresponsibility'
He want's the people to have responsibility back rather than government interferring everywhere:
'That the state is your servant, never your master. Common sense and decency.'
'Labour say that to solve the country’s problems, we need more government.
Don’t they see? It is more government that got us into this mess.'
Why is our economy broken? Not just because Labour wrongly thought they’d abolished boom and bust. But because government got too big, spent too much and doubled the national debt.
But this idea that for every problem there’s a government solution for every issue an initiative, for every situation a czar....
It ends with them making you register with the government to help out your child’s football team. With police officers punished for babysitting each other’s children. With laws so bureaucratic and complicated even their own Attorney General can’t obey them.
Option one: we can just default on the debt. Not pay it. Other countries have done that in the past. But I don’t think anyone in this country wants to go down that road.
Option two: we could encourage inflation, which would wipe out the value of the debt, making it easier to pay off. But that’s not just an economic disaster – it’s a social disaster too. It doesn’t just wipe out debts, it wipes out people’s hard-earned savings.
So we have the third option - for me the only option. We must pay down this deficit. The longer we leave it, the worse it will be for all of us.''
It was one of the most empowering speeches in political history.
I also like the nice touch that he wasn't wearing a £21,500 watch like his Labour counterpart.