The big financial news of the evening is that the FTSE 100 index has pushed through the psychologically important 5,000 barrier today. Great.
The gains took Londonâ€™s blue-chip index to a close of 5,004.3, a gain of 1.15 per cent on the day, and 42.5 per cent above its low of six months ago. The last time the FTSEâ€‰100 closed above 5,000 was September 2008, when financial markets were in the grip of a steep sell-off following the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers.
Excuse me if I donâ€™t get too excited. If you look back a bit in time you will see how the Tories made us rich and Labour have made us poor.
Under the Tories Â£100 invested in the FTSE in 1984 would have been worth about Â£500 in 1997 when Labour was elected. After two Labour slumps equities are back where they were 12 years ago when Labour took over. Wow! Go away Labour!