Alex Massie

No! Not the Bore Worms...

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You remember the line don't you? "Flash, Flash, I love you, but we only have 14 hours to save the earth." And you'll remember the Labour posters promising "Not Flash, Just Gordon"? Well, they ditched that idea today. Or at least the Prime Minister did as this unfortunate slip at Prime Ministers' Questions demonstrates:

Now Labour's approach to the financial maelstrom is pretty simple: find something to do, do it and then accuse anyone who asks any questions of adopting a "do-nothing" approach. Never mind that do-nothing might be preferable to punting everything on black or, rather, red. Still, the Tories are in a minor pickle: Jeremy Paxman gave wee Georgie Osbourne a tough time on Newsnight yesterday, demanding that the Shadow Chancellor offer something rather better than his current, "Yes, we have a plan but no, I'm not going to talk about numbers" routine. More on this later.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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