Balls Drops A Bollock

Schools Secretary, Ed Balls has embarrassed the government with his off-the-cuff remark that the current economic downturn is so severe that it would surpass even the Great Depression of the 1930s.

"This is a very worrying admission from a Cabinet minister. We are being told not only that we are facing the worst recession in 100 years, but that it will last for over a decade," said Shadow Chancellor George Osborne, not one to miss an opportunity.

Balls has made himself look all the more stupid as his Government has been busy telling us all that the economy will recover by the second half of the year!