It's no surprise that the subject of 'quantatitive easing', also known as 'printing money', is on the table at BBC Question Time now. Andrew Mitchell, Tory shadow on International Development, noted that such schemes had not worked in Japan.
Douglas Alexander for the Government picked up the point saying it was not right to say it had not worked stating that it did work 'but it took eight years'. Something tells me the official line from Government won't be 'the recession will be over in 2017' though.
He did say eight years though.