Friday, November 24, 2006

Tories are tossers says Vince Cable

Go, Vince, go:
"This new Conservatives web site is an insult to hard working people who through rising house prices, and pressure on family budgets have no alternative but to borrow.

"It is also an attack on almost all British students who are being forced into debt by top-up and tuition fees, as well as living costs.

"This is the kind of insensitive crass nonsense one might expect from a party led by rich young men, who have never had to balance a budget in their lives.

"To describe people in debt as tossers shows just how out of touch the Tory party still is.

"Given that the Conservatives themselves are in £26m of debt, and that the last Conservative Government were responsible for the highest level of repossessions on record, as well as plunging thousands of families into negative equity, maybe they should get their own house in order before criticising others.
Editor's note: David Cameron is the great-great-great-great-great-grandson of William IV (from the Scotsman via Recess Monkey).


James Graham (Quaequam Blog!) said...

Vince is one of the few MPs who is in a position to actually criticise the Tories on this issue. Good for him.

Snafu said...

I'm scared that I agree with Vince for once in his life! However, he still can't get to grips with English students being in debt rather than Scottish or Welsh students who are kindly subsidised by English taxpayers!