Alan Johnson continues to be all over the place in his position struggling to cope with being Shadow Chancellor. If ever there were a peg that had no chance of being squeezed into a different-shaped hole, this is it!
Tory Totty (with a nice new logo at her blog!) has analytically looked at Johnson's most recent utterances on radio, and found that he still doesn't have a clue - even about some of the most basic aspects of his job - after having been in the post for long enough to have grasped the essentials. It's a worthwhile read.
Okay, it's been the Festive Season, but even so: looking back, former Shadow Chancellors seem to have been far more competent and got themselves well up to speed within a similar time frame.
Ah well, perhaps he might have got his act together by the time of the 2015 General Election campaign, though I somehow doubt it!