I have written a number of times this year about the Prime Minister’s failure to be straight with the British people. This week’s u-turn on public spending is perhaps his worst offence.
We can all see the damage the mountain of public debt is doing to our country and the need for tough decisions and cuts in spending. Whilst David Cameron has been honest and direct with the British people, Gordon Brown has spent months avoiding the truth, including some extremely misleading statements in Parliament; something he must now surely regret.
Strong leadership is about good judgement and integrity. Gordon Brown has consistently shows he has neither.