Thursday, 15 April 2010

The first debate

You can airbrush your posters, David Cameron, but you can't airbrush your policies.

In the debate tonight, Gordon Brown spoke for all of us when he demanded to know what the Tories will do to safeguard the economic recovery and protect jobs. No surprise - Cameron refused to offer any guarantees.

Above is my favourite moment from tonight's debate, when Gordon Brown wouldn't take it anymore.

Over the last two years, the Tories have used every trick in the PR handbook in order to duck the difficult questions. As the debate rolled on, Cameron boasted again and again about his plan to cut £6 billion out of the budget - but again and again he couldn't tell us where it would come from.

That's because there are some answers that even David Cameron can't airbrush. The simple truth is that deep cuts like those the Tories propose will mean lost jobs, poorer public services, and a real threat to the fragile recovery.

The Tories may think that's a price worth paying - but you and I know better.

After watching tonight's debate, there is no doubt in my mind: a Tory government would be a disaster for ordinary working people in Britain. Join me and other union members to get the word out.

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