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Stephen Williams: Labour’s spending was out of control

January 20, 2011 9:57 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on today's statement by the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, to the Public Accounts Committee that Labour had lost control of spending in the Ministry of Defence and in the Department of Education, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Treasury Committee, Stephen Williams, said:

"This is evidence from the heart of Whitehall that Labour lost control of public spending and is yet another example that Ed Miliband doesn't know what he is talking about.

"The Labour leader is living in a fantasy-land where Labour never did anything wrong. Yet every day more evidence comes to light, which shows that Gordon Brown's spendthrift attitude was out of control and his financial managment a shambles.

"Labour has no regrets, no apologies and no answers on how to deal with the problems they left the rest of the country to deal with."