Yesterday's PMQ's amply proved that the sixty thousand pounds budgeted for trying to eradicate vermin from the Palace of Westminster has been totally wasted, for yesterday at PMQ there they all still sat. The hopelessness is partially summed up by Simon Carr in today's Independent, here, which concludes:
Cameron can't create a Tory war of words that makes everyone feel comfortable and Gordon look ridiculous. The Prime Minister is clearly raving but his world has an internal logic. "Helping people fairly through difficult times" may act as an emetic on many people but what's the Tory equivalent?
It is the persistent theme of Tories in opposition. Insufficient thinking. This recession wasn't unexpected. How were they planning to deal with it? They weren't. They just expected it to destroy the Prime Minister (and they still do).