Chancellor slams Balls over Darling
TORY George Osborne has taken the piss out of shadow chancellor Ed Balls —after he was criticised in Alistair Darling’s memoirs.
In a Commons debate the Chancellor made frequent references to his Labour predecessor as Mr Balls called on the Government to impose a special tax on bankers’ bonuses.
In his book, Darling said that the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown wanted “his protege” Mr Balls to replace him as Chancellor.
Osborne kicked off by saying: “This book reveals the truth, not just about the last government, but about how the shadow chancellor operated in the last government.
“The poisoned politics, the paralysed government and the lack of a credible economic policy.”