DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Mr Brown’s legacy is part of the problem
One can only marvel at Gordon Brown’s brass neck in lecturing the Tory leadership candidates on how to manage the cost of living crunch.
Having inherited a buoyant economy from the Conservatives, by the time he left office it had crashed. Then, as now, a global shock was largely to blame – but his profligacy with our money had made a bad situation far worse.
New Labour’s aversion to commissioning new nuclear power stations on his watch is also a root cause of the looming energy gap we have in Britain now.
Inevitably, his solution to today’s problems is the same as his solution to every other – a massive splurge of state spending.
Gordon Brown’s profligacy with our money made a bad situation far…