Is George Osborne’s excuse. But they all do it. No one likes to take responsibility, it’s always someone else’s fault. Each party that comes into power blames the previous administration for the mess that it ‘inherited’. But in Osborne’s case, it’s more likely the case that he’s innumerate. A heavyweight intellectual he is not.
Just as well he has David Laws there to take the bullets for him….not that I’m a fan of Laws either. He’s a creepy millionaire who worked for JP Morgan. Though he is an economist, he’s a free market type, hence his inclusion in the cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.