David Campbell Bannerman
I am not so surprised to see that George Osborne is ahead of Alistair Darling; I am more surprised to see that David Campbell Bannerman of UKIP is ahead of Vince Cable.
Cable actually has a lot going for him even though he is a Liberal Democrat; he is at least an Orange Booker and on the right of that party. The Only time I have seen Bannerman on telly he was virtually foaming at the mouth, although this may have been a one off. (As a side note here, perhaps he is related to the rather more famous Dr. David Banner, also renowned for his occasional tempers?).
Referring to Mr Drew's Comment of yesterday though, who on earth voted for 'Badger' Darling, what planet have you been on recently. He is by far the Chancellor with the worst record in many years and he has not even had the job 6 months. I don't give much for his chances of having it in 6 months time either.
So Mr Osborne, about whom this blogger has some rather strong reservations, makes it to the top of the list. In some ways this does not inspire me that the economic governance of the country is going to be in safe hands for some time.
Let's just hope Mervyn King gets another 5 year term at the Bank of England...