How would Blair have dealt with this?
For Gordon Brown today’s PMQs should have been a breeze. The Governor of the Bank of England was broadly endorsing his tax cuts plan which should have provided the ammunition to embarrass Cameron.
Instead we got a stinging exchange over the Haringey baby tragedy with, at one point, Brown accusing Cameron of “playing party politics” over the issue – a mistake.
What struck me was how poor Brown was when having to deal with the unexpected. He simply didn’t seem to have the words when Cameron raised issues over the nature on the inquiry.
As was said in the Daily Politics show inquest – Tony Blair would have handled it a lot better.