Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tories resort to Graphology

From the Times:

Relations between Gordon Brown and his Conservative shadow reached new depths of animosity yesterday after the Tories cited handwriting analysis claiming that the Chancellor’s judgment is flawed.

George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, said that he had hired a handwriting expert to analyse Mr Brown’s character — and the conclusions were far from flattering.



We await with bated breath to see what Osborne's astrologers and tarot readers have to add to this. No doubt they'll claim that Brown's Moon clashes with Mars or something and casts a shadow on the chancellor's character!

This is classic Osborne - he won't attack on economic policy (possibly because he struggles to understand it). Instead he thinks Graphology is the thing to impress the public.

Isn't it lucky he's not Chancellor? Imagine him in a meeting with Mervyn King.

King: Post neo-classical endogenous growth theory indicates that the gap between savings and required investment determines the rate of growth in the capital-labour ratio and .....

Osborne: Sorry, to interrupt. Can you handwrite that? I need to consult my graphologer!

4 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Graphologiets? I say we strike back hard with Phrenologists, Alienists and the finest Omphalomancers money can buy!

Seriously, great post Snowflake. It does not exactly make one confident about that young Osborne laddie

Anonymous said...

Fair enough, but who was it started talking about "big clunking fists"?

It's only fair to hit back with "...that can't seem to hold a pen properly"

Mark Wadsworth said...

That last post was me by the way, I clicked the wrong button or something.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Snowflake5! Quick! They're laying into your Great Hero over on LabourHome!

http://www.labourhome.org/story/2006/11/28/154451/03