GDP and all that

In his pre-budget report of 2004, Gordon Brown told parliament that “Britain was enjoying the longest period of sustained economic growth for more than 100 years”. By 17 March in his actual Budget speech, he “corrected” this to “more than 200 years”. A year later he “corrected” it again, telling us that “Britain is today experiencing the longest period of sustained economic growth since records began in the year 1701”.

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