Department of “well, duh!”

Parties accept jobs will be lost in efficiencies battle

All three main parties have conceded job losses will result from cuts in public sector budgets as the row over their spending plans has continued.

No one can have believed there wouldn’t be job losses, can they?

The firm I work at has undergone “efficiency savings” and a large portion of it has involved sacking people and making those left work harder. People have noticed.

Perhaps as Paul discusses the electorate is stupid but I think the more likely option is that no one party wanted to be the first mover anything difficult – and this is an election of the difficult.

For in politics it is better to be wrong with the pack than correct on your own.

One thing is certain, the standard of policy debate we’re going to be treated to in the next four weeks will limbo beneath the back breaking low bar already set.