Following Darling's candid interview about Britain's economy and his rather refreshing honesty, it seems though that not all his colleagues share his preference to being as open and frank as he was.
Downing Street and the Treasury launched a desperate damage limitation exercise after Alistair Darling declared that Britain was facing “arguably the worst” slump in 60 years. As Treasury aides claimed that he had been misrepresented, Darling saught to clarify his remarks.
However, instead of reassuring voters, the Chancellor risked compounding the crisis by failing to modify his dire assessment. Darling insisted it was his duty to be “straight” with people and stood by his warning that the slump will be “more profound and long-lasting than people thought”.
I'm rather warming to the fellow.
More at The Sunday Times.