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Nigel’s letter on George Osborne’s excuses

Our party secretary, Nigel de Gruchy, had a great letter published in the Guardian this week. Here’s the full text.

Our party secretary, Nigel de GruchyThe amusing point is George Osborne pleading the international economic situation in mitigation for failure to stimulate adequate growth after having poured scorn on the previous Labour administration’s identical “excuse” for its own problems.

The serious point he has apparently missed is that the international situation continues to deteriorate mainly because country and after country is following his example in pursuing instant, excessive austerity.

The bewildering and alarming point is that the increasingly dysfunctional markets, and now apparently the IMF, demand austerity and growth at the same time.

It is only a question of time before history teachers are blamed for failing clearly to teach the lessons of the 1920s and 30s

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