We've all seen George Osborne perform in public and he is damn good at it. At a time when the economy is crashing the last thing the government want is a shadow chancellor that makes the real one look like a feeble dimwit. I've watched George give his last two party conference speeches and they were both brilliant. The first one set the party on it's way to the massive poll leads we have seen this year. In the house we have seen Osborne destroy Darling, leaving him a waffling wreck. George has come out with some great policies, popular with the general public, so popular that Labour have had to rubbish them, and then quietly adopt them as their policies a few months down the line.
Since Mandelson came back into the Labour fold we have seen a return to the "Dark Arts" and their number one target has been George Osborne. George and Cameron are a great team, and labour understand that if they are to survive then that team must be broken up. Labour trolls are infesting the right side of the blogosphere and every comment contains a swipe at Osborne. Unfortunately some members of the Tory grass roots have short memories and are falling for Labour's dirty tricks.
What has Osborne done recently? He gave a great conference speech with great policies and at every occasion he is pointing out that Brown is to blame for the mess we are in. Unfortunately the Labour spin machine has gone into overdrive and the media are buying into it. Brown is telling some massive lies and the media - particularly the BBC - are not questioning them. The biggest lie of the moment is Brown's insistence that he is able to spend the country out of this economic crisis because national debt is so low. Can you believe it? I've heard him come out with this rubbish on several occasions and he is getting away with it. Until the media starts doing its job properly, Brown will continue to pull the wool over the voter's eyes.
Cameron and Osborne are a great team who have taken the party from well behind in the polls to well in front. We should all remember that Brown's lies won't last as the economy bites and Cameron and Osborne will destroy the weaker Brown and Darling as the General Election approaches.
Don't fall for Labour spin, there is a good reason labour are desperate to get rid of Osborne.