In a demented PR extravaganza, Huhne and Warsi join forces to kick the Labour party while it's down.
By Ian Dunt
As Keyser Söze might have said, the greatest PR trick the coalition ever pulled was convincing the world that Gordon Brown is responsible for the deficit.
It's not as if the financial crisis was a minor news story buried in the back pages, where only London's chattering classes noticed it. It was a pretty big deal, all things considered. Brown did many foolish and quite vacant things, but creating the financial crisis wasn't one of the. You might even say (rightly) that he should have imposed far more regulation on the banking sector, but the Tories were hardly biting at the bit demanding it. They're not even doing it now. The current government now like to remind us that Labour also grew the deficit in the 'good times', but those were the same good times when David Cameron was signed up Labour spending plans.
It is, quite simply, one of the most impressive and startling PRRead More »from Sketch: Huhne and Warsi shoot fish in a barrel