A statistic for Gordon Brown to note

Gordon Brown likes to use statistics.  In fact there is nothing more likely to make him contort his face into one of his inappropriate and disturbing manic grins than the opportunity to spout reams of figures at his opponents.  So here is one that this Autonomous Mind would like to see him share in Parliament in full view of the TV cameras… the UK has dropped out of the top-ten countries in the Index of Economic Freedom.  As the Institute of Economic Affairs explains:

The country’s score dropped from 79 to 76.5, the second largest fall among the world’s twenty largest economies (only in the USA is economic freedom declining even more rapidly). Worse still, the 2010 Index is based primarily on data from July 2008 to June 2009 – before December’s disastrous Pre-Budget Report and the arbitrary supertax on bankers’ bonuses.

Perhaps Brown will respond by calling for yet another international conference to discuss concerted international cooperation to deal with his incompetence and mismanagement of the UK economy.  And there was Brown believing he had saved the world.  All he’s done is make it easier for the rest of the world to outperform the UK.

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5 Responses to “A statistic for Gordon Brown to note”

  1. 1 Peter T. 22/01/2010 at 7:44 pm

    So, having spent all ‘our’ money buying votes for the last 12 years or so, what are they going to do with them now?

    I have never known a Labour government not run out of money…

  2. 2 JohnRS 22/01/2010 at 9:11 pm

    No, he wont call a conference. He’ll just find a way to fiddle the figures or just pretend that there can be 11 or 12 (or any other number that suits him) in the top 10.

    Business as usual in his bunker of delusions.

  3. 3 WitteringsfromWitney 22/01/2010 at 11:07 pm


    The similarity between the US and the UK is? Yup, both headed by f’wits!

  4. 4 Arthur Dent 23/01/2010 at 10:14 am

    “All socialist governments collapse when they run out of other peoples money to spend”

  5. 5 jameshigham 23/01/2010 at 11:14 am

    Well let’s face it – he saved the world and the middle-class.

    Now, after he departs in May, I wonder what his security arrangements will be for personal protection form the wrath of the people.

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