Rory Broomfield: If only Cameron paid heed to his own advice

The following article by Rory Broomfield, Director of The Freedom Association, appeared on Comment Central this morning.

The former Prime Minister was right – those that oppose austerity are being selfish. But given that public debt is higher than when he entered Downing Street, why didn’t he take his own advice?

David Cameron re-entered the debate on public spending this week by saying:

“The opponents of so-called austerity couch their arguments in a way that make them sound generous and compassionate.

“They seek to paint the supporters of sound finances as selfish, or uncaring. The exact reverse is true.”

“Giving up on sound finances isn’t being generous, it’s being selfish: spending money today that you may need tomorrow.”

 

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