Well, now we know the answer to the question Jeff Randall posed just a few days ago. George Osborne was invisible because he was trying to beat Peter Mandelson (now the noble Lord Mandelson) at his own game. Of course, if you are going to do that, you ought to be better at it than Georgy-Porgy is turning out to be. (But then how good is he at being Shadow Chancellor?)
The net result of all this is that Osborne's career is in danger. As I write, Cameron has not yet announced that the Shadow Chancellor's position is unassailable, so there may be hope for Georgy-Porgy.
Both on ToryBoyBlog and on Iain Dale's blog commenters have been free with suggestions of replacements. One name that comes up immediately is that of Ken Clarke, the man of the day before yesterday, a throw-back in most people's minds to John Major's government, not the Tories' most glorious hour.
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