Thursday, March 25, 2010

Deceitful Darling's Budget Bunkum Debunked

Desperate Darling has been touting around his debt for hire as much of the media saw through the sham of a fantasy election manifesto dressed up as 'Budget Day', debunking Deceitful Darling's budget bunkum.

"If this financial statement had been delivered by a major company, the Fraud Squad would have been called in," was one of the kinder comments coming from Peter Oborne writing in the Mail, as much of the media saw through the con.

The Orange Party posted up a budget pre-piece - A fake Budget for a failed economy - nodded off during Dreadfully Dull Darling's deceitful drone and woke up refreshed to find the last post still ringing true in the ears. And refreshed that much of the media hadn't been taken in by the 'Budget Day' con-trick.

A deceitful mix of fiddles, fixes and fudge with the sham of fantasy 'growth' for Darling's Fantasy Island at the heart of the pack of lies.

No wonder Deceitful Darling ducked out of the BBC Today prog. Empty-chaired, refusing to go head to head with Honest Osborne. Though finding time to pop up everywhere else like a rash in bid to capture and control the media narrative with Brown sauce and Mandy spin.

The Orange Party has been banging on for an age about the deceitful disgrace of using fantasy 'growth' to spin the lie of halving the deficit while leaving a mountain of national debt behind.

Now Deceitful Darling's cunning plan to claim the country's borrowing is set to halve over the next four years has been seized on swiftly as not quite the same thing as halving the national debt.

Dull Darling read out a fudge-it budget conjuring up every low trick in the smoke and mirrors accounting book with Pussycat Peter's paw prints all over the chancer chancellor.

"From Robin Hood to Alistair in Wonderland". And that was from the Guardian's Michael whiter-than-White.

A fairytale budget that doesn't deal with the realities of the budget deficit with a projected national debt of £1.4 trillion in five years time. And no department spending review this side of the election, leaving a mighty multi-billion pound black hole to be plugged.

A phoney baloney flammed up farce and pre-election puff. The air filled with a whiff of spring optimism. Nick a Tory idea over stamp duty then wrong foot them with a bit of 'soaking the rich'. "Nakedly political," thundered The Times. Leave the scent of austerity and belt-tightening lingering behind.

The City seems to have given up the ghost of the Budget Day sport of poring over figures and picking holes as a pretty pointless waste of time. "Darling ducks deficit challenge," groaned the FT. The real hard 'budget' however it is dressed up will come after the election.

With an election weeks away, the 'Budget' was always set to be a holding spin operation. Apart from a law to collect taxes, sly spending cuts are already being slipped in. Hidden stealth taxes are due to kick in next month.

The well spun 'Budget Day' was the last big 'event' and last roll of the election dice before Bottling Brown finally gets round to naming the day. A dull, meaningless election manifesto. All part of a deceitful plan to pick up a few straggling votes.

Tomorrow's another day - and that election call is getting closer by the day.

Top picture: Tory budget attack stunt

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