“The next Labour government will balance the books and deliver a surplus on the current budget, and falling national debt, in the next parliament….where this government has failed, we will finish the job. We will abolish the discredited idea of rolling five-year targets and legislate for our tough fiscal rules within 12 months of the general election…We will get the current budget into surplus as soon as possible in the next Parliament. How fast we can go will depend on the state of the economy and public finances we inherit.”
Um, I’ve heard this speech before somewhere. Also, I seem to remember that, every time a Labour politician makes it (a) those at the bottom get left out, and (b) it works for a while and then falls apart.