The Cameron-Osborne Mantra

If there was ever a Prime Minister fully entitled to bang-on incessantly about “the mess left behind by the previous government”, it is Mrs May.

The Cameron-Osborne ‘mess’ has not been immediately apparent because of the veneer of spurious statistics applied to it like icing over a dodgy cake.

Hopefully with Spreadsheet Phil now in charge of the Treasury, we will be allowed to see some pure numbers, rather than those endless ‘percentages’ which Chancellor Gideon and Dave were so very fond of.

Did you notice that even towards the end of his valedictory address to the assembled hacks in Downing Street, David Cameron could not resist a  quick “…and we reduced the deficit by two-thirds!” ?

No you didn’t, Dave and you certainly should not have bolted at the first sign of having to take some real “tough decisions”.