Brilliant moment in the Commons finance committe yesterday when Labour MP John Mann asked Osborne ‘When did you last eat a pasty from Gregg’s?’ Osborne was like rabbit in headlights then helpless grin and eyes imploring get me out of here. ‘ER….UM..I CAN’T REMEMBER’ It was of course a coded class war question and Gideon knew it. Having created the opening Mann should have followed through with the killer’WHEN DID YOU LAST EAT CAVIAR GIDEON?’ But to be fair he later said this:
‘George Osborne is the Marie Antoinette of Whitehall. With him it’s a case of let them eat cold pasties. That sums up George Osborne. He is out of touch with ordinary people and doesn’t even seem to realise it.
‘He has put taxes on cheap lager, caravans and pasties – all the things George Osborne doesn’t use himself. It’s almost as if the Budget was a personal tax plan for him and his friends.’
It’s my impression that this government of Old Etonians is making the rich more unpopular than ever. Osborne can dealwith all the high falutin questions but yesterday ws floored by a well aimed pasty. We should adopt the pasty as a symbol like the Bush thown shoe…….and wave or pellt him with them wherever he goes. Lets make sure Gideon remembers his next pasty comrades. Ridicule is a mighty sword.