George Osborne sounds a more confident note than most of his
Tory bandmates in interview with the Standard
today. On top of the obligatory Ready for Government noises, he rattles off a list of London marginals which are winnable for the Tories, and adds that an overall majority is "within our
grasp". Pretty direct stuff for a politician, given all the uncertainty clogging the air in Westminster.
To my eyes, though, the most significant passage could be this:
"He gave a commitment to keep London's £16 billion Crossrail scheme, although he confirmed he will look for savings. 'I think Londoners would expect me to get good value for their
refused to guarantee