‘Politicians do not create jobs. Politicians create the conditions in which jobs can be created’.
Well Mr O, the effect of front ending the spending cuts is starting to bite and consumer confidence plummeting. Do you honestly think these are the right conditions for jobs to be created? Absolutely not. Enterprise Zones I hear you say – come on, look at the record Mr O. Enterprise Zones don’t create many new jobs, they recycle existing ones in new premises. Last time £1.8 billion was spent to create 50,000 jobs.
I’m afraid you’re creating conditions in which jobs are not created. I think you might have underestimated your borrowing requirement.