"It's a very tough economic situation. It's taking longer than anyone hoped to recover from the biggest debt crisis of our lifetime. The one thing that would make the situation even worse would be to abandon our credible plan and deliberately add more borrowing and even more debt." George Osborne,
Since Osborne took over running the economy 2 years ago, growth has been 0.4% and yet his entire strategy, the one with which he seems determined to continue, is based on growth in the economy, which is simply not happening.
The UK is back in recession. According to figures released today, two years of pain for everyone in the country, except the rich, has ended in another downturn.
Still it got Hunt off the top of the news, so it's not all bad news for the government. Twitter is telling me that there's another cabinet minister going to have to reveal some embarrassing stuff. ...Ho hum, just another week in Westminster.