Sometimes it’s hard to cut through the fog of politics, current affairs etc. For example, is it still reasonable for Dave to blame the economy on Broon (and Balls)? What we need is the pithy phrase, the short sharp summary. Here it is (thanks to Allister Heath):
Gordon Brown fostered an unsustainable private sector credit bubble, grabbing a large chunk of the proceeds as tax. When the music stopped, the economy collapsed and the public finances were left with a gaping hole.
Obviously there’s more to say, none of it favourable to Broon, but that’ll do for now.