What a pleasant surprise it was to hear Lord (Norman) Lamont on the radio bemoaning the lack of a consistent policy from the government in the midst of the current economic crisis. It was pleasant simply because it reminded us all that it is not just the Labour party who are capable of massive mismanagement of the economy and the treasury.
To hear Norman Lamont go on about the government lacking a thought through policy and failing to give policies a chance to work was almost hilarious given the fact that Norman Lamont (ably assisted by David Cameron as one of his key advisor) managed to squander billions of pounds of tax payers money on one single day (Black Monday) in the early 1990s and famously changed interest three times in one day.
Yes, when it comes to economic advice, the last person we should be hearing from is Norman Lamont.
You could almost imagine the shock on the faces of people in CCHQ when they heard that the man who reminds everyone of Tory mismanagement of the economy was spouting off. Surely the last person they wanted to hear from.