Alistair Darling may or may not be correct to say that economic times are “arguably the worst they’ve been in 60 years”. The UK may be facing recession but is not quite there yet. I’ll leave that debate to economic historians.
More depressing is that his honesty has been met with such an over-wrought media furore. Those damning the Chancellor for his “gaffe” are no doubt the same ones who accuse politicians of being mendacious and dishonest. Read more