Seems To Be Working
Gordon must be in a Nokia-Throwing Mood as the news emerges from the Finance Ministers Wank-Fest where they have been trying to put a deal together for the World Leaders to photo-opp next month at Gordon's Great World Saving Stunt.
The poor spin-meisters are working overtime to try and put some face-saving gloss on it, but the facts are plain enough. The USA will not commit to anything, and France and Germany are going to do their own fiscal stimulus when they think fit, not when it suits The Prime Mentalist's public image.
There'll be lots of talk about cracking down on tax havens, apple pie, custard, better locking of the stable door, and then they'll all fly home and do what ever they think is right for their own prospects of getting more time at the trough, without giving a second thought to the plight of the Saviour Of The World and his plunging popularity as more folk wake up to who is largely responsible for the Boom and Bust.
Meanwhile the Governor of the Bank Of England seems to have realised how he'll look in the history books, and doesn't fancy going down as the man who bankrupted Britain. I wonder if Darling has considered his own position in this regard.
Any positive G20 effect will dribble away rapidly as it is realised that nothing has changed except Gordon has spunked millions on a photo-puffery circular wank.
And then Alisdair has to present the long delayed Budget. Will he develop a backbone, or will he walk the plank for Gordon?