This is an excellent and important article from the Guardian. Check it out!
The article alleges that the UK Chancellor (Finance Minister), George Osborne, has been trawling the City of London “looking for dirt” on Labour’s Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, with many backbench Conservatives alarmed at Osborne’s behaviour.
Osborne’s bitterly unpopular policies have forced the UK back into recession. It is important to remember Osborne:
- Comes from a privileged background
- Probably cannot relate to ordinary people
- Does not have a background in Economics, and
- Never really had a career before politics.
Sadly, Osborne seems to be relying more and more on political skills and it is worrying to what extent the Treasury is prepared to do his dirty work.
Although I am not a Labour supporter, I have enormous respect for Ed Balls views on growing the UK economy rather than a pure austerity policy. Balls is a Harvard educated economist, with an excellent career prior to politics. Balls’ political skills are quite formidable, as well. For me, Balls is eclipsing Osborne.
By the way, until Prime Minister David Cameron‘s Government, I was a lifelong Conservative Party voter but no more. The Conservative Party needs to revert to traditional Tory policies before I will vote for them again.
What do you think?
- This has been a calamitous week for George Osborne (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- George Osborne is ‘too damaged’ to be prime minister’s successor (guardian.co.uk)
- Tory fears over George Osborne tactics (guardian.co.uk)
- Tory MPs are losing patience with Osborne (newstatesman.com)
- Ed Balls and George Osborne clash in Commons over Libor (itv.com)
- George Osborne told to calm down after furious clash with Ed Balls over rate-rigging scandal (standard.co.uk)