Friday, 23 March 2007
Challenge to DC
So at the end of the week it is time to take a step back and consider the future.
Broon has not done so well out of his budget that it is going to secure his premiership. I wonder what the next set of polls will reveal as to his popularity.
However a much worse week for the Tories. Out thought on the budget and shown one more that Labour are masters at stealing their policies.
One thing sticks out to me though. George Osborne has had his day as shadow chancellor. To be fair Broon is a formidable opponent with unprecedented experience; but Osborne has had no radical answers to offer when the country is crying out for it.
I would like to see William Hague appointed as shadow chancellor when the re-shuffle takes place. The reason this is a test for Cameron though is that it will be hard for him to dislodge one of his inner coterie. He needs though to think through the best team to carry the Tories forward in what could still be, even only remotely, an election year.
Tough choices to make, but I don;t think it has worked for Blair in terms of delivery surrounding himself only with his favourites; it gives a government too much inertia.
Posted by CityUnslicker