As Labour try to divert the public's attention with its headline grabbing "swine flu hotline", the economy continues to slide.
GDP fell by 0.8% in the second quarter of this year, this is the fifth consecutive quarter fall.
"Experts" had been expecting a fall of around 0.3%.
GDP has already fallen by 3.16% this year, realists expect it to fall by 4.5% by December (the Treasury has been predicting a maximum fall of 3.75%).
So much for "green shoots"!