Answer: ask us after the next election. So although they criticise the Coalition for every spending decision they will propose no alternative. Little surprises me about Ed Balls, but Labours shadow chancellor announced today in the Guardian interview that he would not be making any decisions about Labour spending plans until post the 2015 election. As one commentator puts it:
- its like a man with a serious weight problem saying he will diet after christmas or an alcoholic deciding to stop drinking after new year ... with Labour it is always tomorrow, tomorrow.