Not sure I entirely buy Andrew’s idea that David Cameron needs rescuing. The UK economy is the thing that’s in peril; and that’s still Brown’s responsibility. As was made clear on Friday’s podcast; bailing money into banks that have not been straight with you about their debts and liabilties is not the straightest way out of the current nose dive. Mind you, until now, the response from the Tories has been neither consistent, not focused on the fundamentals. Super Ken will lend them credibility at least. But only, I suspect, if he’s allowed to shape the party’s response.
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