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John Ward – The UK Economy : Will It Be Rake v Rake For George Osborne In 2014? – 13 August 2013

JohnWOne could remark that, deep down, George Osborne is stupid – and there is something to this. While his outward persona suggests a chap who is a bit of a sharp, squeaky, nasty roué who shags prostitutes and has powdery recreational pursuits, like most self-regarding sociopaths he always underestimates the discernment of the better-than-average citizen. His facile decision to hire an over-praised Canuck who has but one solution for Britain – Abenomics – was a cardinal error. But his wheeze to use taxpayers’ money to create a property feelgood factor (via Help to Buy) is, as predicted, a rake about to hit him full in the face at Earth-escape velocity. It is going to be the clanger by which this terminal lightweight is remembered. Continue reading