MUCH CyberTory indignation this morning about the (farcical) suggestion that Damian Green was arrested because he was “about to” commit a crime.
But it seems the Tories themselves think this is a good principle to follow. Because now “Boy” George Osborne has condemned the government for something it has yet to do – join the euro.
Not only has the government not joined the euro, but it was recently made clear, following comments by Jose Manuel Barroso, that the government’s policy on the euro has not changed.
So to sum up George’s strategy: support the government’s policy of staying out of the euro, support the government’s policy of having a referendum if there is ever a decision to join, ignore ministers who point out that this policy stands, then attack ministers for… what, exactly?
Maybe GO is hoping he’ll fare better against a straw man than he has against actual, real politicical opponents.