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BBC rewriting history: we know it's not longest recession

 
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What is the BBC's stupid game, of trying to deny previous economic slumps to make the present one sound more dramatic while it is going on?

We were in continuous recession 1979-81 that continued and deepened into 1982 after a one-off blip upwards in late 1981. In fact the media were always annoying when they talked of that recession ending in 1981 when you remmebered how deep it was in 1982. Then there was the early 90s depression, there are more aspects to depression than just the economic output figures that define recession, the housing slump extended its duration to 1989-94, but we were continuously spoken of as being in recession over the years 1990-3. So we can't possibly now be in the longest defined recession in 50 years of defining them, after just a year and a half of it, when the 2 major recessions of the Tory period both lasted several years!! What is this rewriting of history?
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:31 am
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