Chan­cel­lor slams Balls over Dar­ling

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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.”

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