Yes George Osborne and Shiny Dave were guilty of some dreadful PR cock-ups, allowing well-aimed jocularity at a poorly thought-out attempt to close a VAT loophole to completely smother anything good about the budget. Who gives a flying fuck, really, about when or whether the PM has ever eaten a pasty? But here's why they should be laughing inside.
Labour's five point plan.
Maybe I wandered into a parallel universe where the clouds are made of candy floss, all the houses constructed from gingerbread and the trees a-fruit with money and honey?
2. End rail rip-offs by capping fares increases on every route (which attempt will achieve the square root of fuck-all)
3. Force the energy firms to cut gas and electricity bills for 4 million over-75s (How? They're private companies.)
4. Stop excessive fees charged by banks and low cost airlines (already achieved by shopping around)
5. Defend working families from the raid on their tax credits by reversing the Government’s pension tax break for those earning over £150,000. (more hyperbole)
Apart from the disingenuousness of it all, where's the working out? No marks unless you show the working - any fule kno' that. For a start, how? How are you planning to do any of this? (Of course, as the Eds will never get the opportunity to govern, thank goodness, it's all just bluster... but it's still crap bluster) Where's the money coming from? You'll not get a penny from the bankers; they're too crafty to ever pay up and employ the same expensive financial expertise as many Labour MPs do, to avoid taxation.
Labour. The party that doesn't know what the fuck it stands for!