But it was Danny Blanchflower's comments in the Observer which hit home hardest with me as they echoed the very points I was making about Tory ideology in the Council Chamber last year when nobody else wanted to listen.
This Danny Blanchflower didn't play for Tottenham and Northern Ireland, instead he was a former member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee and in today's press he had some strong words for the Tories after it has been confirmed that government borrowing is rising and the growth and the economy are shrinking.
He told the Observer
"How come George Osborne isn't the most hated man in Britain? He should be. It was never necessary to do this. I hold Cameron, Clegg and Osborne responsible for the collapse of the British Economy when it was never bankrupt. Consumer confidence collapsed, and the date of the collapse was April 2010 during the general election campaign"He went on to criticise the government for having no plan B and no courage for a u-turn and added
"The public finances are going to be in awful shape. I think this is a fundamental attempt, driven by ideology to shrink the state"
So its official, it's hurting, but it's not working and we are getter poorer as a nation with rising debts and will have a government borrowing more than the last one to simply keep people on the dole after decimating the public services we all rely on, who said Thatcherism had had it's day?