This is very much why, as politics tends to make the Intel vs AMD / AMD vs nVidea arguments look as weak as they really are by comparison. In terms of the economy, there is a world of difference between running a deficit in bad times and building up a structural deficit in the good. This is the key point of contention between the major parties, and it has nothing to do with the recent global economic downturn. The Conservatives did not say they would match all of Labour's projected public spending pound for pound, (that would make them Labour themselves) they said, rightly or wrongly, that they would match the projected NHS spending pound for pound. Which apparently, rightly or wrongly, they have. Gordon Brown was ridiculed for being called the 'Iron Chancellor' long before 2007 - not least for selling off the nations gold reserves at historically low prices. Ask any pensioners how they feel about him 'doing a Maxwell' on them. Gordon Brown took over the Premiership unopposed simply because it was an internal party-political move and none of his colleagues contested him. "Soaring public opinion polls" had nothing to do with it, and he was removed from office at the first time the public were asked about it. Irrespective of all that, I think bit-tech should be kept relatively political free, so I'm willing to say "let's agree to disagree" if you and the others are as well. There are plenty of other more appropriate forums for these types of discussions - and if people misunderstood my earlier comments and think I started this, then I apologise for that, as that was not my intention.