"We've been cutting wages and the public sector because we made up a heap of crap about the deficit and the media believed us."
'Factories close cos of Jonny foreigner." (What?! If output up, layoffs caused by automation. If output down, caused by underinvestment)
Racist explanations/descriptions no.256: 'Factories closed. White working class suffer.' (What?!Like other colour workers not affected?!)
Reason for crash and austerity was big business can't make super profits from manufacture so 1)they play casino 2) cut wages/services
So media asking what was austerity for really? Wage cuts, public service cuts, benefit cuts, privatisation.
Paul Krugman explained 1)leap in deficit cos of bank loans 2)deficit in the currency-producing UK wasn't a prob 3) austerity wouldn't work
How the media loved it: "Austerity will bring the deficit down!" The deficit was fine and austerity didn't work!
All this sympathy for the 'left behind' and 'just managing' stuff! They were created by govt 'austerity'. Media roasting them for that?Nope.
So,media you must be getting ready to roast Tories for 'austerity' cos it didn't work - apart from making poor people poorer and rich richer
Media got deficit hysteria and spent last 7 years pinning leftish ministers to the wall over it. Now Tories give signal it doesn't matter!
Last nights News explained how 'Labour's' leap in the deficit (2009) was a direct result of loans to banks after the crash.
You know how we had to cut wages and services cos of the deficit? Well, deficit doesn't matter now. (It was a hoax. Had yer!)