Thursday, 21 January 2010

End to boom and bust

Gordon Brown confirmed today what he has always claimed - that he has put an end to boom and bust. This comes a day after the government announced a surprise 7,000 drop in its main measure of unemployment in the three months to November.

"In 2008, a sixteen year boom, the longest period of growth in economic history, came to an end. And now, with the latest positive figures on unemployment, the bust that followed that boom has also ended. I can therefore safely say that during my stewardship of the economy as Chancellor and my subsequent Premiership at No.10 I have ended first boom and then bust. And if that is not an end to boom and bust, what is?"


  1. Alistair Darling21 January 2010 at 11:56

    Er, er, what he actually said was, he put an end to Tory boom and bust.
    In actual fact he has put an end to Tory / Labour boom and Labour bust.
    I hope that I don't make myself clear

  2. Yvette Cuckooper21 January 2010 at 11:58

    Can I just that if the Tories were in power we, the people, would all be on the breadline and almost certainly dead?

  3. Yes, can I add that the Conservatives have plans to build Labour camps and enforce socially engineered marriages like they did Victorian England?

  4. One thing that I do intend to put an end to is the influence of these ghastly little parvenues that occupy the benches at Westminster nowadays. It wasn't like this in Pitt the Younger's day!

  5. Polly Toynbee or not Toynbee21 January 2010 at 12:04

    Can I correct my previous article stating that Gordon Brown was a useless Prime Minister who should resign?
    I now think that he is the best Prime Minister ever and should stand for at least three more terms.