Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Vince get under chancellors skin

Vince has got the Chancellor and the chief Secretary to the treasury wobbling. Now we have seen the details of the nationalisation package it is clear that there are issues about a Jersey registered company which has had many of the best mortgages transferred to it by Northern Rock. Vince (and to a lesser extent Ken Clarke) has picked this up and is closely questioning the two members of the government. His language has been direct and so far the answers have been less than convincing. There is even a threat that we might vote against the measure in the Lords if some clarity is not achieved. This is real hard ball politics. It is our job to hold members of the executive to account even if the find it uncongenial or worse. Those who can't cope are soon on their way. The full story from the BBC