Tory MP Baker caught making false claims about the economy

Last Updated: October 8, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Caught out: Steve Baker.

This is not a good look for a government that is desperately trying to recover its reputation for financial responsibility.

On the BBC’s Any Questions, Steve Baker claimed that the harm done to the UK’s economy by Kwasi Kwarteng’s ‘fiscal event’ has been reversed.

But Kate Andrews, of the shady right-wing think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, put him straight, pointing out that the cost of borrowing has skyrocketed, making it much harder to achieve some of the government’s stated aims.

The big question is, was this result part of Kwarteng and Truss’s strategy?

We all believe – don’t we? – that they want to pursue a “Starve the Beast” policy that demands the ending of public services because “we can’t afford it”. If the cost of investment has increased hugely, then this excuse becomes much more plausible.

So it seems the Truss government is deliberately engineering an end to public services while trying to lay the blame elsewhere. Don’t be fooled.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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One Comment

  1. jimsylastra October 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    A cabinet of lies.

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