Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Public Humiliation of Alistair Darling
I have just watched Alistair Darling's humiliation by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight. He looked diminished and appeared to be a man not on top of his subject. His body language and mannerisms betrayed a lack of inner steel and a lack of self confidence. This was a man at the end of his political tether. And all because of a massive error of judgement by his predecessor - the man who only a few weeks ago assured us that it would cost "substantially less than a billion to put right".