Funny when things change though. Before losing the AAA rating it was the most important thing to judge the country's economy by; as soon as we lose it then it's relevance suddenly disappears in a puff of spin.
It was all the Tories ever harped on about wan't it?
'Credit rating, credit rating, credit ratin.... etc etc'
'Labour will lose us our precious credit rating....'
Well, well, look who really did go an lose us our credit rating. Not only that, they asked us personally to categorically judge their economic capability on them keeping or losing it.