It’s hard to believe, but last week he put his foot in his mouth again.
For one who supposedly wants to be leader of his party, George Osborne is making a pretty poor go of it. And it gets worse and worse.
His Budget last week was, in itself, a bit of a mishmash of old ideas muddled with new thinking. He had trailed some of it already. Not much of it came as a surprise. He continued to favour the better-off in British society and failed to help those less able to help themselves.
As result, the present Cabinet has lost one member – Ian Duncan-Smith, for whatever reason – and may lose more before his Master, it’s chair, David Cameron, decides enough is enough and retreats to whatever ‘retirement’ he choses.
Meanwhile, George seems to think that all he has to do is grin and we’ll like him.
Personally, I’ve always been a little circumspect about people who grin too much. They seem to be hiding something else behind the façade of friendliness.
Sometimes it’s no more than politesse. At others it’s malice; it could be idiocy.
In George’s case, it seems to be a combination of the last two. He looks like a malicious idiot.
And he did it it again last week.