"The silver lining to all this gloom is that Labour has been well and truly found out.
When this Government is ditched, as it so richly deserves, it won’t be able to complain it never had a fair chance.
After 12 long years, Labour can’t say they had too little time to make back-door Socialism work.
Having used landslide majorities to bully their experiment in social engineering into every nook and cranny of our daily lives, they cannot pretend they had one arm tied behind their back.
After inheriting a robust economy, they cannot claim they had no money. They could have used that time, power and cash to carry out all their 1997 election vows.
We would have a superb education system providing the skills and talent to drag us back to prosperity once this slump is over.
The NHS would have poured untold extra billions into world-class frontline services and eliminated murderous superbugs, instead of hiring more overpaid managers.
We would have reduced welfare rolls and helped the poor with real tax cuts instead of credits, which are welfare by another name.
That way, two million new British jobs might have gone to well-educated British workers instead of energetic migrants.
We’d have had an economy-boosting transport system — instead of John Prescott’s barmy rail renationalisation scam which set us back decades.
There would be real policemen fighting the rising tide of street violence instead of useless PCSO “scarecrows”.
And we would have a strong economy which did not rely totally on a corrupt banking system and an unsustainable consumer bubble.
We would have a properly regulated banking system and some cash in the kitty for what has turned out to be a very rainy day.
Gordon Brown was in charge of all these big spending programmes throughout the Labour years.
Most of that time he was basking in glory as Labour’s finest Chancellor.
Mr Brown is not immune to such flattery.
It will be hard for such a proud man to be rebranded as the worst Chancellor ever."