The CBI has cut its UK growth forecasts and warned of further risks to the economy posed by a possible "messy" end to the Greek crisis and uncertainty over the EU referendum.
But Labour was never allowed any such excuses during office.
Senior Tories during the 2015 election campaign and after still try to blame Labour for any UK economy negatives they inherited. But having been in office one term already they have to start shouldering any blame.
CBI figures in February put a positive spin on the British economy. Were those figures polished up for voters or were they real and honest predictions?
Blaming the Greek debt crisis and a future EU referendum is shabby. Both were on the cards even in February and surely should have been taken into account?
But spin, figures and politics sadly go hand in hand; that casts doubts over other pre-election figures.
Who is the CBI?
According to their website "The CBI is the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level."
That means they are far from independent.
In July Chancellor George Osborne will announce billions of pounds worth of cuts. Perhaps today's CBI announcement is tactical ahead of that July budget.
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