I'm a lawyer. I can tell you that if an individual had run up debts so irresponsibly they would face legal consequences ...
By running up colossal debts on the nation's credit card, debts so huge that we have been borrowing one pound for every four we spend and increasing our national debt by £3bn a week, what Labour did to British people is frankly criminal.
But she backtracks slightly later on.
I think it was a manner of speech that I was using ... Labour's conduct has been pretty appalling, but frankly I have to say that, as far as I'm aware, it has not been criminal.
I beg to differ.