Gordon Broon is shouting that it isn't the fault of the government that the economy is in the mire. It is part of a global problem. However the way I see it is that this problem was caused by the Americans. So: Why is it that the pound has fallen against the Dollar from: 1.99210 Exchange Rate on 27th July2008 to 1.7250 today. The EURO from: 1.43660 on 17th Oct 2007 to 1.28290 today. Throughout these periods the government has been shouting that our economy is in good hands. So who is to blame for the low Â£1?