In today’s Telegraph Jeff Randal gives a fairly comprehensive analysis of Gordon Brown’s economic record.
The bit on the stock market is particularly telling:
Under Labour 1964-70, the stock marketâ€™s real return (adjusted for inflation) went down by 13 per cent. Under Labour 1974-79 (which included Denis Healeyâ€™s grovelling to the IMF), it went down by 11.5 per cent. Under Mr Brown, the London stock marketâ€™s decline in real return is more than 20 per cent.
The full article is well worth a read if you want to get some perspective of the Labour government over its entire term.