Chancellor? I could do that
Sweep away red tape, slash taxes to stimulate spending, get serious about slimming a bloated state – and get those infrastructure projects moving.
So, slim the bloated state by borrowing more and spending more on big construction projects that usually take several years to get started. Brilliant. And so simple. Why didn’t the Chancellor think of that?
The only person who could do the Chancellor’s job better than Paul Dacre, of course, is the Mail’s erstwhile hero, Vince Cable. He modestly told Newsnight last night that he could do a good job at the Treasury, not that he was “pushing for” the job.
Every time we are tempted by the boastful charms of the next leader of the Continuity Lib Dems, we should recall his desire to take the Department of Business back to the Seventies’ policy of “picking winners”.Tagged in: banned list, daily mail, george osborne
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