George Osborne made his ‘State of the Economy’ speech today telling us that things were looking up and Plan A had given Balls a kick in the Plan B’s.
I heard Flanders explaining it all away today….explaining to us how Balls would react…how did she know?…..preparing the ground for Balls to roll out his own sorry excuses for his own shambolic performance no doubt.
She wrote it all up in an article which Guido has looked at:
A rather kind piece on the BBC website from Stephanie Flanders about how Ed Balls will react to Osborne’s speech. She helpfully lists possible lines for the Shadow Chancellor…. Stephanie is giving him wriggle room. Guido didn’t realise that they were still friends with benefits…
Balls later appeared on ‘World At One’ (13:15) on which he steam rollered Martha Kearney who found it hard to get a word in….what is the point of such an ‘interview’ if no light is shed and it turns into a Labour Party broadcast?
Did laugh when Balls challenged Osborne….
‘If you want to debate the past bring it on….you can’t airbrush out the past and rewrite history’
Well…yes you can…if you have the BBC archives on your side and can erase 13 years of Labour government….remind me…just who was this ‘Gordon Brown’ fellow?
His statement reached even deeper levels of ridiculousness when he told us that the Falkirk scandal (or the not a scandal) had absolutely nothing to do with Miliband’s decision to change the rules for Union donations.
He then, remember he is the Shadow Chancellor…Labour’s second most important personage, claimed that he had not seen the internal report into that (not a) scandal and knew nothing about it really, no really.
I guess you don’t need to look for any right wing comedians for the BBC to employ when the left do the job of satirising themselves so well.