M. Sarkozy joins a host of high-profile figures who have condemned Brown’s economic policy, including the Chief Economist of the IMF, the Finance Minister of Germany, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, and the CEOs of Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencers.
George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, stressed,
“We said at the time that Brown’s flagship VAT cut would only make things worse and would be an expensive failure. That view is now echoed not just by British retailers, but by foreign governments, including France, Germany and Holland.
“Gordon Brown claims to have saved the world. It would appear that world leaders increasingly disagree.”