The Telegraph - probably unintentionally - destroy's whatever is left of George Osborne's reputation with perhaps the most unfortunate comparison any British politician could suffer:
People must rediscover the joy of ownership if George Osborne is to repeat Neville Chamberlain’s featThere it is - in sixteen words (I counted them), the complete destruction of George Osborne has been achieved. He's not even capable of repeated the 'feats' of Neville Chamberlain.
Now, I'm more sympathetic to Chamberlain than most; he oversaw the rearmament and was responsible for us having - just - enough aircraft to see off Gerry. But the popular image is of an ineffectual, blind-to-the-inevitable, incompetent posh boy who was utterly out of his depth.
All of which accurately describes Osborne very well. Perhaps it is the shade of Chamberlain that should be cringing at the comparison. For it is his reputation that is being besmirched, unfairly.