Archive for October 10th, 2009

It would seem that Osbore, much feted as a Chancellor in waiting last week, may not have enough fingers to count with.

The Guardian reports: “George Osborne’s reputation as a would-be Tory chancellor was unravelling tonight after his claim that he would save £13bn by raising the state pension age was challenged by the respected thinktank that provided the basis for his figures.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said the shadow chancellor’s proposed saving, outlined at the Conservative party conference this week, would take five years longer than estimated and fall £3bn short.”

as they say… you couldn’t make it up…. and he even used the NIESR figures for his speech as the Guardian report suggests above….  so he may not be able to read either.

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