Sold off the nation's gold reserves at half price.
Ran up the public debt from £6,000,000,000,000 to £157,000,000,000,000 with it set to peak at £1,300,000,000,000,000 by 2012.
Welcomed "with open arms" (Quote by Jack Straw) unchecked immigration causing horrendous pressure on hospitals, schools, and welfare support. Undermining the livelyhoods of many working class Britons.
Gave Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland their own hugely expensive assemblies, thus allowing them to increase public spending to the injustice of tax payers across England.
Committed the tax payer to an uneccessary 20% increase in the number of people employed in the already top-heavy public sector, thus putting more pressure on the public purse.
Signed us up to hugely wasteful inefficient private public partnerships.
Detrimentally interferred with the way schools are run and wasting a spectacular sums of money in the process.
Created their highly paid unelected quangos to wreak damage, misery and injustice in almost all areas.
Surrendered the hard won rebate we used to receive from the EU, leaving the UK with one of the worst deals out of all the EU countries.
Gave away billions of UK public money to foreign causes with no requirement for recompense, or accountability.
Destroyed a private pension industry that was already in a perilous state. The effect of this was for responsible people to seek alternatives for their security in retirement. Buy-to-let created a property bubble which now excludes first time buyers from the property market.
They presided over a period of unchecked irresponsible lending whilst rubbing their hands together in anticipation of the resulting huge tax receipts. This fueled an overcooked housing market where all but the most wealthy are locked in to their homes (or locked out). People are seriously over leveraged, but had little alternative. Personal borrowing is at record levels and only a low interest rate is preventing carnage.
Deregulated the financial sector and set up the near useless, but expensive FSA - you have their incompetence to thank for the banking crisis (amongst other things).
Increased a raft of benefits for those who are not inclined to contribute, making them less likely to contribute. DOn;t we all need to work?
Created huge amounts of red tape to the detriment of British industry.
Created a system where young people feel compelled to run up an average of £25000 debt in pursuing a higher education, but not recognising that the business world does not really value the degrees acquired at these newly formed universities. There simply aren't the jobs for the thousands of graduates, so the £25k debt cripples these people before they have even started out in life!
They have done nothing to address the north south divide. The opposite is true infact.
Erroded civil liberties and privacy. Gave power to local authorities to waste huge sums spying on people by using anti-terrorism laws, but for minor indiscretions like trying to get their child into a decent school!
It's nice to have benefits, privilges and rights, but they need to be
a) affordable and b) fair.
Labour seriously hurts the people of Britain through sheer financial incompetence and unfairness. They undermine our rights. All because of their misguided socialist ideals.
Ideals need to take a back seat and pragmatism needs to come to the fore.
We need dynamic pragmatic leadership and now we might just have that.
Perhaps with Liberals working alongside Conservatives, we might see some benefits.
Time will tell!