Last night on newsnight there was snake skinned Mandelson actually saying that first of all, he's abandoned the crude talk of Labour investments versus Tory cuts. He now talks of a choice between what he describes as substantial adjustments by Labour ministers, in comparison with savage cuts delivered gleefully by their Tory opponents.
I have never heard the glee in their voices when announcing possible cuts and it certainly won't be there when they discover the true state of this country's finances!
Golly, I thought kamikaze Brown and snake skinned Mandelson planned that Ministers would pop up all over the place to announce "initiatives" during the Parliamentary recess. Don't they know there is supposed to be a close season?
snake skinned Mandelson "...now talks of a choice between what he describes as substantial adjustments by Labour ministers..."
For goodness sake, why can't these people stop talking in SPIN and get back to English.
There will be CUTS, regardless who takes power next year.
The Treasury publication shows that snake skinned Lord Mandy's own department will have a "growth (as Brown would put it) of MINUS 20 percent in 2010/11.
Why can't these people be honest?
I would gleefully take an axe to the special advisers in Whitehall. And make every IT contract and consultancy engagement contingent on the delivery of the "promised" results. So you say you'll improve efficiency? Do it and we'll pay you from the benefits delivered.