What a difference the whips make…

3rd October, 2011 4:32 pm

Update: Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words. Here’s Downing Street blue-sky thinker Steve Hilton leading Tyrie away for a chat ahead of his BBC interview. Wonder what they talked about…

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Just a few days ago, senior Tory Andrew Tyrie – chair of the Treasury select committee no less – launched a scathing attack on Osborne’s economic policies, especially the lack of a plan for growth.

It’s amazing what a difference a couple of days (and perhaps a chat with the whips or Downing Street) can make.

Update: An ever better bit of footage has emerged which puts this u-turn interview in better context

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Relentlessly focussed on growth Andrew? Hmmm…

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