WHEN ‘Dave’ is perceived to have done reasonably well against GB at Prime Minister’s Questions, Tory bloggers like Iain Dale tend to come over all faint with excitement. So when Iain is rather more measured, conceding a no-score draw after today’s encounter, you just know that Flashman must surely have crashed and burned.
And he did.
Who would have expected the Conservative Party to become economically tongue-tied at a time when a Labour government is presiding over an economic downturn? Yet that seems to be what’s happening. I almost physically winced when ‘Dave’ dared to start lecturing the PM on the difference between fiscal and monetary policy. He’s going to regret poking that particular large bear with a stick, thought I.
And he did.
“I’ll tell him the diference between fiscal and monetary policy,” growled a fully-roused Brown. Our side loved it. And by the time ‘Dave’ had returned, battered and bloodied, scratched and bruised, to his seat, the cries of “More!” from his own side were distinctly affected and superficial. What they really meant was “Leave him alone, you big bully! Quick, someone get a doctor…”
No-score draw my a***.