George Osborne has modelled his media strategy on Gordon Brown’s years as chancellor – the so-called “submarine” strategy, surfacing only very occasionally for interviews or short “clips” with selected individuals on strict terms. But policies without articulate public defenders can get pretty battered.
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About two years ago I met one of the top British bankers and asked for an opinion on Brown/Darling vs Cameron/Osborne. I was shocked to hear his scepticism about the Tory business policy versus the government. To be clear, this was Brown at his absolute peak, still ahead in the polls, just before Northern Rock…
Obama, jokes and George Osborne
WASHINGTON DC, USA – Is there nothing that Barack Obama can’t do effortlessly well? This weekend he’s had a lot of praise for his comic timing as he pulled off a very assured performance at his first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Traditionally the president makes a comic speech. Some do better than others –…