‘Is it working?’ this is the crucial question which will determine the fate of the Conservatives and to an extent the Liberal Democrats in the months ahead. People will want to see that the deficit is being reduced and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Progress may not be as fast as we would all like to seen but there is no doubt that the Government’s economic policies are bearing fruit.
This week it has been confirmed the economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter. There have been one and a quarter million more jobs created in the private sector. There will always be changes in job numbers and changes in businesses plans such as that recently announced by Antler are never welcome. businesses are not set in stone, job losses in one area nad new jobs in another are how the economy develops.
But the fact remains that slowly but surely the policies are working. The deficit is being cut. We are moving in the right direction. Of course political opponents will claim it is all going wrong and they could do a lot better but as there is not much evidence people think Labour would do any better after all it was Labour who left the economy in this mess in 2010.