David Cameron is not always a perfect performer at the weekly prime minister’s questions – sometimes the charming confidence tips over into a somewhat bullying manner.
But today showed why he is so effective in the post. In an otherwise unmemorable PMQs, Cameron demonstrated how to neutralise difficult questions by displaying a degree of candour.
Unlike Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, there was no verbal stumbling from Mervyn King when the governor of the Bank of England made his keynote speech in Newcastle last night. But the economic recovery seems to be stuttering.
Economics is such fun (despite its ‘dismal’ reputation) because very rarely are any forecasts absolutely right; even from the experts. And right now there are so many pieces of contradictory data that the overall picture is more blurred than ever.