'Sadly' Darling is here to stay, say readers
Our poll suggests few think the chancellor is doing a good job but is going nowhere
Accountancy Age readers have delivered a withering verdict on chancellor
Alistair Darling, saying that he will ‘sadly’ still be around by the end of
Asked for their views on whether Darling would last the year, an embarrassing
44% of them answered ‘Yes, sadly he will still be around.’ A further 38% of
respondents said: ‘No, he’ll be gone,’ suggesting he is ‘rubbish’.
Only 12% said he is an ‘excellent chancellor’ and will still be in office,
with 7% agreeing with the comment: ‘No [he won’t be gone], but if he goes it
will be undeserved.’
The views of readers suggest disillusion with the chancellor has set in
early. Darling only took up the post in the middle of last year.
The poll was easily the most popular of those conducted recently on
AccountancyAge.com, drawing almost 500 responses.