Ask the Chancellors – tonight

March 29, 2010

Tonight is Channel Four’s live debate with the leading contenders to be the Chancellor of the Exchequer after the election.

In the red corner we have Alistair Darling; in the blue corner we have George Osborne; and in the yellow corner is Vince Cable.

Should be interesting TV and possibly more exciting than the leaders’s debates, not least because the economy is arguably going to be the single most important issue of the election.

It will also be interesting to watch the debate through the back channels (ie Twitter, Facebook, the Channel Four blog etc) as people comment on their reactions to the live debate using social media. Not least of course, the team from InVinceCable will be doing their bit I’m sure.

Should be fun.


invincecable

March 8, 2010

For those of you up to date on Twitter, check out the hashtag #invincecable. If you’re not on Twitter then click here.

A group has been set up with the motto: “In times like these, it’s the economy stupid. In times like these, vote for Vince Cable for Chancellor.”

The argument is that if we have a hung-parliament after the next election then the Lib Dems would be proportionately more powerful (as potential power brokers) and therefore we should lobby for Vince Cable to be the Chancellor.

I like the idea.

Would any new independents that are elected after the next election support a motion to make Vince Cable the Chancellor?