"Well, I was right, wasn't I? He is an effing awful PM. And you should be able to tell the truth in Parliament. "When it comes to political communication, Brown is just so bad at it. And, let's face it, the ability to communicate ideas is a pretty important part of being PM. "He needs to explain what's going on in the world, and he fails, dismally. Do I hate the man? I certainly stand by everything I've said about him."From the Conservative website:
George Osborne has accused Mr. Brown of "living in a fantasy land" after the Prime Minister wrongly claimed the national debt is now lower than the level he inherited. Brown made the claim on Sunday's Andrew Marr show - but according to his own official figures, net debt is higher than on the day he became Chancellor.
George stressed, "Gordon Brown's interview shows he is increasingly becoming a stranger from the political and economic truth." And he added, "The Prime Minister is increasingly living in a fantasy land, where his leadership is only under challenge because of the economic problems, where Britain is well prepared for a downturn, and where he bears no responsibility for the debt boom that he allowed to develop in his ten years as Chancellor."