Does Mr Darling live in the real world?

I sometimes wonder what planet Mr Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, lives on. He is surrounded by advisors, insulated from the real world. If he meets industrialists or business people, they will be the people who run massive conglomerates, who have their own agenda. He went to Lorreto School, nothing wrong with that, but a small elite boarding school hardly is real world living, for most of us. If Mr Brown’s jibe about Tory economic policy being thought up on the playing fields of Eton has a kernel of truth, then how much truer is the fact that Labour economic policy is connected to the playing fields of Loretto. Continue reading