David Cameron today unveiled plans for new legislation which will double the time limit during which it is acceptable to blame the previous government for the nation’s problems.
In a statement to parliament, Mr Cameron said: ‘In the past, a period of five years or so may indeed have been sufficient time for a government to take responsibility for the state of the nation.
‘This coalition government, however, faces a crisis unprecedented in modern history, in that none of us have much idea what we are doing. Therefore we consider it necessary to be able to blame the last lot for the mess we’re in until at least 2020 and possibly beyond.’
A sub-clause will also make it possible for the next Labour administration to blame the previous Labour Government without referring to the Liberal-Conservative pact at all.