Darling is an embarrassment. Sky have been crunching the numbers. Last March he said he believed that the economy was going to grow by 2.5% in 2009, it actually shrunk by 1.5% already. He has now said he reckons the British economy will contract by 3.5% by the end of the year. The IMF have politely coughed and whispered that this will actually be a 4.1% contraction. Darling reckons that there will be 1.25% growth, the IMF says it will actually be 0.4% shrink. And all this while clocking up 740 billion in debt.
Totally and utterly incompetent and grounds for resignation.