Iain Martin's article
for the Telegraph today is well worth a read. In it he's praiseful of Project Cameron, but throws in a substantial caveat – that the Tories aren't saying much on the economy. The silence on matters fiscal was typified by Cameron's performance in PMQs yesterday
. Brown accused him then of not having answers for “the problems of this country”. But – says Martin – top Tories suggest instead that it's all part of the grand plan:
“A member of the shadow cabinet denies that he and his colleagues simply do not have a clue about what to do: 'The economy is going to turn into a fight between the people and the Government; there is no point us getting in the middle.'”
There are signs that the public are ever-so-slowly turning against Brown and Darling on the economy. But – surely – effective opposition should never be about just sitting back and watching things happen?