Maybe only the Tories were telling the truth - and all the other parties were lying ?
Well it's certainly plausible - lying might be going a bit far though - being economical with the truth seems to fit the circumstances quite neatly.
but the Greece situation was caused by the markets downgrading Greece's credit rating
Which was downgraded because of the level of debt and the lack of an obvious plan to deal with it...
Who do we owe them to ?
Me for one - I can't say I'd be too impressed at the money I have in National Savings being cancelled. Of course to come back to this credit rating, cancelling the debt would be a shortcut to getting ours downgraded and so becoming another Greece. Though I'm not sure you understand the basics of the situation at all, Simon - the main problem isn't our existing debt (though interest payments on that don't help), but the amount we need to borrow each year, therefore absolutely nothing at all to do with the bank bail out. I can't see unilaterally cancelling our current debt doing us a lot of good when we go looking to borrow more money to balance the books next year.
Untill i start to buy stuff with the 2.5% tax i will be screwed
Unless of course the measures being taken by the Tories improve the exchange rate by better than 2.5% - they have after all moved the other way by far more than that in the last couple of years. I suppose that won't help much if you want to buy Hope bits, but most other MTB stuff is imported.