Being a political blogger I'm a keen follower of all things political in the news. That said, I have to ask where is Alistair Darling? Why is Gordon Brown doing his saviour of the financial world routine when surely that is the chancellor's job? If a poll where held, how many amongst the general public would know the chancellor's name? And why are we constantly hearing from the media, announcements which should be made in parliament?
Gordon Brown has turned into a one man band media luvvie who has no regard for his chancellor or parliamentary process. Stories are circulating that there is a large split developing between the PM and Darling over Gordon's wild borrowing and spending plans. I'm sure Darling is all too aware that he will be left carrying the can when it all turns pear shaped - Brown will go back to his bunker.
Darling must be sure that the man who caused him to be facing this economic nightmare with an empty cupboard will only cause more harm. Are Brown's flamboyant tax plans really designed to bring the country through these difficult times - or are these short term Christmas tax cons designed to save Gordon Brown's career?
I hope that Darling puts the country ahead of political gain and finds the guts to stand up to Brown.
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