The worse than expected growth figure for the first quarter of 2010, a lowly 0.2%, suggests that Britain's recovery is crawling forwards painfully. Last out of recession and still struggling, we owe very little to this Labour government - though we do owe a vast amount to foreign lenders, due to Brown's reckless borrow-and-spend-now policies during the boom years. We owe most to our own grit and determination and enterprise.
The article on the BBC News website' s home page gives a decent amount of coverage to the reactions of the main biggest political parties (Labour gets only a few dozen more words than the Conservatives).
Its flaw is this gloss by BBC political correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, who "said the growth figures were a boost for Gordon Brown in that there were very real fears of a slide back into recession."
Well, that's one way of looking at it.
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