By contrast, there had been no recession on the day of the 2010 General Election.
And now, the Conservatives have more than doubled the National Debt, explicitly ruling out even the aspiration that it might ever be cleared.
But then, the Major Government also doubled the National Debt.
Labour never did deserve its reputation for a pacific foreign policy, although it would do so if it were to be elected today.
That reputation, however, has been well and truly lost for many years.
Whereas the Conservatives' equally undeserved reputation for economic competence endures in spite of everything.
Such are the benefits of being subjected to absolutely no scrutiny by the fake news detractors of one's opponents.