Sunday, January 11, 2009
Fraser Nelson over at the Spectator Coffee House blog exposes the likely strategy that Gordon Brown will employ to convince the poor bloody UK public that he is able to defy gravity by reducing the worst effects of his economic mess and minimise the rise in unemployment by taking exactly the same action that Obama is proposing for the USA.
Nothing could be further from the truth. As Fraser points out: "....Obama is focusing far more on tax cuts than many sceptics (including myself) would have predicted – the scale of them is at least three times bigger than he indicated in his election campaign....Obama seems to be undertaking a fusion of tax cuts and spending splurges, hedging his bets. But his appointments indicate he thinks tax cuts will be more effective measure. He is standing apart from his party, and as a result drawing criticism from the right and the left."
Watch out for lots of Labour spin that Brown is Obama's best friend and they are both singing from the same hymn sheet. You have been warned!