Not the orange bookers (although they fit quite nicely in the Coalition) but Cameron's healthy hue: as Benedict Brogan comments today on yet another good performance by David Cameron at Prime Ministers Questions. "Two things struck me about PMQs earlier. First was David Cameron's colouring."
"It was not quite orange, but he stood out from those around him with a complexion that was certainly healthy but somehow didn’t quite match the life of long hours and office meetings that must be his lot these days. Has he been sailing on the quiet? Gardening?".Well I hope it isn't from a tanning salon (can you imagine the comments?). Talking of brownstuff, elsewhere, Brown (STILL missing!) buddy and bean-counter ex-chancellor Alistair Darling seems in two minds about Osborne's generally well-received budget (hat-tip Conservative Home); I suspect he he grudgingly approves of most of it but can't bring himself to say it; and what he does say reveals a lot: he says, on the BBC's Today this morning, that the budget was "not pain free" (weakly confirming what Osborne and others have been saying for ages!) and he says that if the government "gets it wrong" then the "consequences could be dire for many people and businesses." note the "IF"...also "I just wonder whether they'll be able to deliver some of this stuff"...again, he is not directly decrying the "stuff". Interesting.