James Forsyth

Another Balls up

Another Balls up
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You would have thought that by now the Labour front bench would have learned not to heckle David Cameron as one of Cameron’s strengths at the Despatch Box is his ability to put down a heckler. At his first Prime Minister’s Question Time some shouting from Hilary Armstrong, the then Labour chief whip, gave Cameron the chance to establish his authority and today Ed Balls’ interjections gave him the chance to score some points and rev up his troops. John Rentoul has a scathing post about Balls’ behaviour up at Open House claiming that Cameron was “saved” by Balls’ heckling. Personally, I think that’s a little harsh on the Tory leader but today was yet another reminder that Balls is not yet ready for prime time let alone Downing Street.

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James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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