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Poll: Do you trust George Osborne?

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  • View Poll Results: Do you trust the Chancellor?
    Very much so
    17.86%
    At times
    20.24%
    Unsure
    7.14%
    Less likely to trust him
    9.52%
    Get rid of him!
    45.24%

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    Some Conservative supporters I know are beginning to feel irritated by him.

    Discuss.
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    More than the "Iron Lady" but that doesn't really say much.
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    We can't have complete mistrust in goverment. If it were like that I think there would be some type of upheaval in the form of another election or riots
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    He hasn't sold gold at "Brown Bottom" just yet..
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    The only mistakes I think he's made have been to backtrack and water down unpopular policies that were right in the first place, like child benefit cuts for higher rate tax payers.
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    who couldn't trust this face with all our money

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    I know him and his family, mostly through business dealings. He isn't a bad guy but I think he is the "Gordon Brown" of the Tony Blair era............ except there is not much gold left to squander off at rock bottom prices and there aren't any taxes left that he could impose without there being a rebellion

    As for do I trust him? In his personal capacity yes, as a politician... no British politician is ever trustworthy... as a Chancellor of the Exchequer, this one is a bit tricky.... in reality it isn't going to be an easy task to be any minister in Britain at times like these as difficult decisions will need to be made and I just don't see him as capable of making such decisions largely due to the fact that in reality he has zero real world experience of any kind outside of politics and in reality I think there are plenty more who are better suited for this position but by virtue of political hierarchy he holds such a position.

    As for his policies and his own party, yup it isn't surprising as many were hoping the vast amounts of new taxes introduced since 1997 would be abolished or reduced while keeping vast majority of front line services running.... except they too keep forgetting that there is an ever ballooning deficit and a huge monster of a debt piling up.
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    Hasn't done anything bad or terrible yet.

    So I voted 'At times'.
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    He's alright.

    Isn't cutting taxes for the middle and higher earners as fast as I'd like, though.
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    Just think of Ed Balls being Chancellor....
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    Do I trust a posh oxbridge public school boy who's never had a propper job and was born with a silver spoon in his mouth? Do I trust a man who has seen us slip back into recession? No.
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    God sake Bornblue.
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    No, he hasn't done anythig to fill me with confidence.
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    How can anyone trust him? He's taken Britain backwards and rather than helping those who need help, he gives tax breaks to the rich.

    It's ridiculous the country is run by posh twattish public school boys who've never had a propper job.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    How can anyone trust him? He's taken Britain backwards and rather than helping those who need help, he gives tax breaks to the rich.

    It's ridiculous the country is run by posh twattish public school boys who've never had a propper job.
    You're a pleasant chap aren't you?!
    I sometimes get the feeling you don't like Cameron and Osborne....
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Do I trust a posh oxbridge public school boy who's never had a propper job and was born with a silver spoon in his mouth? Do I trust a man who has seen us slip back into recession? No.
    I don't understand how someone being very well educated is a reason NOT to want them to do an important job - would you rather we had someone like Alan Johnson (Labour), a former postman?
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    At times. Sometimes I think he is doing absolutely idiotic things.
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    Well, he's better than Balls, that much is clear.

    That said, the economy has not been performing overly well. I believe this is largely out of his control, but it is hardly confidence inspiring.

    The biggest problem I have is the budget was apalling, not so much in its aims but delivery and reception. Some of the small print matters have been allowed to be blown completely out of proportion for what represents small beans, he should have known some people would be completely all over matters such as the pasty tax, and that it would be easier to leave them alone.

    I agree with his aims, but his performance has been lacklustre thus far.
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    (Original post by rich2606)
    The only mistakes I think he's made have been to backtrack and water down unpopular policies that were right in the first place, like child benefit cuts for higher rate tax payers.
    What's wrong with that?
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    (Original post by Iron Lady)
    What's wrong with that?
    Nothing, that's his point.

    I think he should go tbh, I'd much rather have a chancellor who's a little less nose-in-the-air and a bit more in touch with normal earners.

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