Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

George Osborne - dare we say it - was on flame emoji, 100 emoji, monkey-covering-eyes emoji form at Treasury questions on Tuesday.

The chancellor took a break from Brexit scaremongering to return to his favourite topic - his obsession with running a budget surplus by 2020, which experts have warned is impossible without further cuts.

The Labour party just don't have a viable alternative economic policy, Osborne said. Then he went in for the jugular, mentioning by name the Opposition's new buddies invited to speak at series of Economics lectures, ex-Channel 4 News' Paul Mason, and the ex-Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis:

The fact that the Labour Party is now getting its advice from Yanis Varoufakis and the revolutionary Marxist broadcaster Paul Mason does not suggest to me that they’ve got an answer to economic security.

Presumably they chose those two because Chairman Mao was dead and Mickey Mouse was busy.

Shots fired.

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