George Osborne has overtaken Brown in the Macavity stakes; after hiding for the past week he's just popped up in the death-slot on R4's today programme, between Thought For The Day and the weather forecast. And he sounds dreadfully pubescent. There's no conviction in his voice whatsoever; he sounds as though he can't wait to get it over with so he can swap iPod tunes with his mates. And he's just been savaged by Sarah Montague, his voice rising a whole octave and reduced to confused stuttering as she probed him gently. What a pathetic excuse of a shadow Chancellor.
Let's hope Call-me-Dave's much flagged savaging of Brown later today is more effective.