The Society of Trust & Estate Practioners have a choice. They can either
talk to Ministers or they can talk to the Opposition. They cannot do both.
I think that in a parliamentary democracy Mr Balls will find that it is both possible and desirable to do both. Is this a further indication of what like will be like in a Brown government?
Ed Balls is developing a real reputation on both sides of the House as an accident waiting to happen. His performances on the media and in the Commons are generally of a lamentable standard. Let's hope that his sponsor doesn't give him the British economy to play with.