OBVIOUSLY Allan Denney (Letters, January 24), like other Labour supporters and politicians, remains in total denial that the Labour Government from 1997 to 2010 were the architects of the financial mess that now besets the country.

No, Mr Denney, long before the banking crisis the Labour government was stacking up debt at an alarming rate by spending money it just didn’t have.

I don’t deny that the banking crisis played its part in destroying our economy, but remember the banks had the support of Blair and Brown and they let matters get out of hand.

The previous Labour Government which was defeated by Mrs Thatcher in 1979 also left a financial mess with large loans from the IMF, to which it had gone cap in hand because that government too was spending more than it had.

History has a nasty habit of repeating itself with Labour.

I have little doubt that David Cameron and George Osborne will repair the damage done by their predecessors, as did Mrs Thatcher before them.

In so doing they will be constantly attacked and reviled, but they are made of sterner stuff so they will win through. Let there be no doubt, a Conservative government will be re-elected in 2015.

Coun John Galvin, Conservative, Bishopthorpe Ward.