Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Has the Coalition given up defending its welfare policies?

I have just watched the Channel 4 News report on the Coalition's welfare reforms. It began with the speech George Osborne made today and then went into a studio discussion. Labour was represented by the shadow minister and the Coalition by...

Nadhim Zahawi?


He is the backbench Tory MP for Stratford-upon-Avon and one of those tiresome backbenchers who likes to think of himself as a bit of a character - it's known in the psychological literature as Opik Syndrome.

In fact so poor was Zahawi that Lembit could probably have done a better job. It makes you wonder whether the Coalition has given up trying to defend its welfare policies.

I cannot find a clip of Zahawi's performance from this evening, but here is one where he manages a little more gravitas...

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