The outgoing Labour Chief Secretary of the Treasury to his successor in 2010. I suppose we can say Liam Byrne was one of the few Labour Ministers to own up. Labour put our economy into a car crash through reckless borrowing and overspending - and not putting money aside when budget surpluses were being run.
Labour inherited an economy in excellent shape in 1997 - and in 13 years brought it to ruin.
This is an election poster from the 1950s. Labour's whole ethos is one of 'them' controlling 'us.' You see it at all levels from national to local government.
It would be funny if it wasn't true.