Vince: the accountants’ choice as Chancellor

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2009

My favourite bedside reading, Aaccountancy Age, has the story:

Vince Cable has emerged as the accountants’ choice for the next Chancellor following the pre-Budget report. In a poll of around 600 readers conducted by Accountancyage.com both before and after the pre-Budget report, the Liberal Democrat deputy leader and shadow chancellor proved popular with members of the profession, with 44% and 45% of voters wanting him as next chancellor rather than political rivals Alistair Darling and George Osborne.

Here are the results in full:

Pre PBR

George Osborne 45%
Vince Cable 44%
Alistair Darling 10%

Post PBR

Vince Cable 45%
George Osborne 38%
Alistair Darling 17%

As the magazine notes:

The biggest loser in the PBR with accountants has been George Osborne. Before the chancellor’s statement, the Tory’s opposite number topped the poll with 45% of the votes. But his response to the statement failed to impress, and his share of the vote dropped to 38%.

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7 comments

New post: Vince: the accountants’ choice as Chancellor http://bit.ly/7fqnYn

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2009 at 1:49 pm. Reply #

RT @stephentall: New post: Vince: the accountants’ choice as Chancellor http://bit.ly/7fqnYn >> And this is a good thing? 🙂

by Iain Dale on December 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm. Reply #

RT @stephentall: New post: Vince: the accountants’ choice as Chancellor http://bit.ly/7fqnYn

by Kate Heywood on December 23, 2009 at 2:14 pm. Reply #

RT @stephentall: Vince: the accountants’ choice as Chancellor http://bit.ly/7fqnYn Because of how he speaks? http://bit.ly/7gpLVz

by Max Atkinson on December 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm. Reply #

For goodness sake! Cable is nothing more than a flip flopper who spends a lot of time on the fence!

by Irene on December 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm. Reply #

Hmm…problem is, old Vince can say anything he likes because he’s hardly ever likely to become Chancellor.

The figures actually suggest Alistair Darling is the loser….

http://www.plenty2say.com

by chrisg on December 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm. Reply #

Suffice to say Darling is in third in both, so he’s the loser….is what I was meant to say….

by chrisg on December 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm. Reply #

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