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Stealth politics

The Stealth Bus
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There’s a interesting article in The Telegraph about Gordon Brown’s way of hiding the bad bits where nobody can find them:

Take the aftermath of last month’s terrible floods. Gordon Brown told us that the Government is increasing the budget for flood defences by £200 million to £800 million a year. […] But the small print tells a rather different story. The extra £200 million won’t be available until 2011. The Environment Agency’s budget has been frozen. Last year’s flood defence spending was cut by £15 million because of problems in other budgets.

I’ll be watching out for more examples of the prime minister doing one thing while claiming to do the opposite.

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