I have presented a version of this graph before. Now I have updated it for all data to February 2015 and generously estimated low March borrowing. So this is the track record of Labour over thirteen years and the Coalition over five:
Now, who was the more profligate?
And who incurred the overall bigger deficit as a legacy of their period in office?
Answers on the back of a £5 note please to George Osborne c/o the Treasury until 7 May, as he needs all the help he can get right now.