Interesting post by David Blackburn over at Coffee House. He begins by digging out a YouTube clip of Tony Blair’s savaging of John Major pre-1997 (echoes of today’s PMQs, apparently) but then gets sidetracked by a more recent clip, below, of a 2006 exchange between Blair and David Cameron on NHS spending. Blackburn notes:
The first two minutes of the clip reinforce just how complicit the Conservatives were in Brown and Blair’s free-for-all. Cameron was aghast that “Budgets were being raided to solve financial deficits”.
According to one of the comments left over on the Speccie:
Watching this clip reminds of the huge trap Labour and Blair laid for the Tories about huge Budget increases — and any reduction in those Budgets was painted as a savage cut by the “nasty party”.