|Link to Financial Times|
"David Cameron declared last week that “getting debt under control is proving harder than anyone envisaged”. But as Britain’s coalition government prepares to confront its stark economic predicament, some in the prime minister’s Conservative party deploy more vivid language. “The train is heading over the cliff,” says one member of parliament.
"The man at the controls is George Osborne, the 40-year-old chancellor of the exchequer, Mr Cameron’s best friend in politics, his party’s chief political strategist and – if all goes to plan – the next prime minister. Much is at stake as Mr Osborne prepares to tell the nation how he hopes to put Britain on the path to recovery."