Listening to Rosie Winterton last night on the Any Questions Panel, I became angry about the way Labour handle every criticism and every difficult issue the Opposition and the public put to them.
They always assert they are completely right. They refuse to accept there could be any other answer or way of handling things. They then decide to lie about those who put the criticisms.
In recent encounters Labour has sought to claim that I wished to deregulate mortgage banking, that I wanted banks to go to the wall, and that I wish to cut expenditure on new schools and Colleges.
Each one of these claims is a lie.
As readers of this blog will know, I proposed tightening the regulation of capital and liquidity and rebuilding the Bank of England’s powers to control the mortgage banks and other banks in the summer of 2007. I have set out many options to keep the banks afloat, including timely warmnings of the need for more liquidity in markets before Northern Rock went under in order to prevent that collapse. I have never suggested letting a major financial institution go into bankruptcy. I have never proposed cutting expenditure on schools or colleges.
I just hope that the public is at last seeing through this propoganda technique of Labour. I do not go round attributing false views to them. I have enough on my hands trying to make the public aware of all the damaging things they do do, without having to make things up to make my case.