Friday, November 23, 2007
Chris Huhne - Now he's the Economist - isn't he?!
Earlier this month Nick Clegg was criticised for not having done the sums on the Pupil Premium, but, it should be remembered this was a sum of around £2.5 billion with a potential £1 billion shortfall. At the Cambridge hustings Chris Huhne talked about raising spending on all children to the same level as private schools. A noble ambition, but we learn today that the IFS have costed this at £17 BILLION.............er......I may not be an economist, but that looks to me like ermmmmmmmm a £15.5 BILLION shortfall? If we were to implement this policy it would swallow up all our other spending commitments........and some! But, I admit, I am not an economist, I may be missing something, maybe Chris would like to tell us where all this dosh is to come from?