Well the news that Standard & Poor have downgraded the US’s AAA rating outlook to negative has been a bit of a bombshell. It does vindicate George Osborne’s decision to treat our own defecit with the seriousness it deserved though…and Obama’s come out of it looking completely useless again. He’s in danger of making Bush II look like a collossus in comparison.
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Finally, someone in the Tory Party has seen sense and has come out on the offensive against AV….and very effectively too. No surprise that it’s the party’s best performer in the last 12 months, Chancellor George Osborne. He may get routinely attacked with the ‘Posh Tory Boy’ tag by the bitter left but he’s proven to be far away the most savvy political operator in Westminster. He’s given his opinion to The Mail on what a ‘dirty little compromise‘ AV actuallly is. But this being Osborne that isn’t the end of it. He also found the time to give the Lib Dems a swift kick to the scrotum and reminded them of their place. They have been getting a bit up themselves lately so an intervention from a senior Tory figure is welcome.
And a very interesting YouGov poll shows that the Yes vote may not be capturing the public’ss imagination in the way that they hoped