Polly has written an article on ‘candour’ today
Osborne’s plans will be set out “in due course”, he says, but watch out: “Some savings will only become apparent when we have the chance to look at the books in government.” So we won’t know until after an election – and that’s not honest. There is nothing hidden in government books. It’s all in the Treasury’s red book.
Got that? When the Shadow Chancellor says he needs to have a look at the books once he is in government, he isn’t being honest because he need only look in the government’s openly published Treasury red book. Polly has caught Osborne out!
A few paragraphs down she writes
The red book’s own predications are usually wrong.
N.B. Want to see Richard Littlejohn’s classic bitch-slap of Polly again? The video is here.