The Wenger of Westminster

There’s nothing quite like listening to Britain’s finance director, Gordon Brown, talk at length about how well we’re doing economically, and how pleased he is we are meeting all those lovely golden rules ­ yawn.

In truth, TS was more interested in the outcome of the Budget sweepstake, hastily organised just minutes before Brown took centre stage.

However TS almost fell out of its bathchair when Brown compared our economic performance to that of now slightly struggling football giants Arsenal.

The chancellor said that, unlike the Gunners, who went on a 49-match unbeaten run, Britain had managed 50 quarters in a row of economic growth. Who ever said the Labour government was populist?

Does that mean the Tories are more like Tottenham Hotspur i.e. their glory days are far behind them? Perhaps that’s a bit of an unfair analogy. After all, Spurs have played some attractive football recently.

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