THE Tories have lost the initiative on the economic front.
GB played a blinder by flying off to the US straight after Labour Party conference: by doing so he cemented in the public’s mind the fact that the current crisis is not made in the UK. And since then the Tories really haven’t had anything to say, except that GB is personally responsible for the worldwide credit crunch, which no-one believes anyway.
And I’ve just seen George Osborne on Sky News. Now, I don’t doubt that many voters have their doubts about GB and Alistair Darling, but how on earth can anyone take GO seriously? He just looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights, mouthing inane soundbites with all the conviction of David Cameron saying he supports the NHS.
“Serious people for serious times” pretty much describes GB and Darling; it certainly couldn’t apply to “David” and “Boy” George.