John Rentoul thinks Gordon Brown should make Ed Balls his Chancellor. He comes up with all sorts of historical justifications for it, all sorts of quotes praising Mr B and meets all the objections to him head on, bar one. And that is that Ed Balls is, well, a bit rubbish.
He may have the intellect of an Oxford don and he may well be the only person in Britain who can explain neo-endogynous growth theories (or indeed spell the word), but the fact is he cannot communicate. Whenever I have heard him on the media he is hesitant, almost mono-syllabic and at times incoherant. It says a lot about Gordon Brown if he is seriously thinking about promoting Balls into the Cabinet and giving him the Chancellorship. As a partisan Conservative I'd be very happy for him to do so.
Read John Rentoul's article HERE.