Gordon and Labour are tired

All Governments soon run out of steam and become tired. And Gordon's response in this clip a few months ago about how national debt is calculated even then shows he looked tired. He is tired now. He has failed to act on a multitude of issues quickly enough, and has been playing catch up with Cameron on MPs expenses. Reports are suggesting today that there is some room for optimism as retail figures from the British Retail Consortium suggest that retail sales were up over Easter. But they still offer caution.
"Fundamental conditions for customers and retailers are still tough. Unemployment (which is now over 2.2 million) is set to grow for the rest of the year and the increasing uncertainty about job prospects will hold back spending for some time."
Their warning comes despite Gordon's trotted out mantra at the Confederation of British Industry annual dinner last night, where he tried to paint an upbeat picture of the economy - praising its dynamism, resilience and coorporation. On the ground it is far from glossy: It's a pity GORDON is not showing any of those qualities at moment... The CBI's Martin Broughton made clear that although the government's initial response to the financial crisis had been admirable, initiatives had run well ahead of implementation and much remained to be done. With the UK in the teeth of a major recession, he described  "last month's budget" as the  "biggest concern". He attacked Brown's tax rate on those earning over  £100,000, and said: "The government's introduction of a new 50p income tax rate was an attempt to  "divert media attention away from this failure," He added:  "Tearing up the manifesto commitment to the country's entrepreneurial class  — the major job creators  — was nothing short of economic vandalism. What's more  — the tax take is likely to be minimal." The CBI also slammed the number of QUANGOs set up saying that that was costing up to  £65 billion a year. Gordon's latest plan was to create an independent body to focus on MPs expenses.  "Many of us in the  'real world', as we delightfully like to call it, feel let down by those in the  'financial world' whose actions have damaged us economically but also to some extent tarnished our reputations along with their own, in the eyes of the public, Broughton added." Gordon looks tired in both videos, doesn't he?...