George Osborne’s playing Scrooge, but Ed Balls still hasn’t picked his part – Telegraph

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English: David Cameron’s picture on the 10 Downing Street website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: George Osborne MP, pictured speaking on the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto for the 2009 European Parliament elections, at Keele University. (805×1207 px, 283,711 bytes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ed Milliband MP speaking at the Labour Party c...

Ed Milliband MP speaking at the Labour Party conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ed Balls

Ed Balls (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are some good points in this article by Mary Riddle in the Telegraph, although I find her style on balance, irritating, rambling, disjointed and confused.

George Osborne’s playing Scrooge, but Ed Balls still hasn’t picked his part – Telegraph.

I agree with the conclusion, that George Osborne is likely to turn the focus to Ed Balls and Ed Millband.

Personally, I have always felt that Harvard educated Balls has been right to argue in favor of demand-side intervention. Sadly, Ed Milliband is probably as weak as David Cameron on economic leadership.

For me, none of the UK political parties currently have effective leadership, with clear vision and properly costed and risk assessed plans. I continue to believe that the next election will see unprecedented negative campaigning – after all it seemed to work for Barrack Obama!

Any thoughts?

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Has George Osborne got the bottle for cuts? – Andrew Haldenby – Telegraph « Dr Alf's Blog

  2. A you say, none of the political parties have clear and effective leaders. Part of the problem is, I would suggest, the we are in a position not previously encountered where our reliance on global activities working to our advantage (rather than, as now, to our disadvantage) has left a gaping hole in our economy and we are at the end of fifty years or more of growth fueled by national and personal borrowing.

    The first makes growth extremely difficult to organise and the second ties the hands of the chancellor behind his back. Refuse to borrow to finance public works and he is damned. Borrow to finance public works and he is damned. No wonder our career politicians with little or no experience of the outside world have little idea what to do. Personally I would go for specific types of infrastructure – but not under the leadership of Ed Milliband and Ed Balls, please.

    • Rodney,

      Thanks. I tend to agree with you here. I agree with you about the current Labour leadership. In my view, Government will be forced to stimulate capital spending, especially on infrastructure

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