Monday, March 09, 2009

Is George Osborne good enough?

If, like me, you rely on the MSM to provide you with a balanced summary of what politicians have said in a particular speech and assume their synopses are an accurate and fair reflection of what they actually said then, like me, you are probably only reading the headlines they want you to read.

So, take a few minutes to read THIS speech that George Osborne made to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce last Friday.

Osborne has a lot of critics among Conservative Party supporters who see him as lightweight and lacking in the sort of experience that is required to become a successful Chancellor of the Exchequer. Whilst you shouldn't judge a politician's ability on the strength of one speech I believe that the clarity of his analysis and his vision for the way that the country can come out of this economic disaster created by Gordon Brown's mismanagement over the last 12 years makes him well-qualified to be the next Conservative government's Chancellor.