Posted by Ivan Rendall on 19 March 2016 in Blogging
So, the years of duelling between Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne have reached some kind of critical phase. The result is that both their careers are probably over, having beaten each other senseless for years rather than doing the jobs we pay them handsomely to perform.
Whether we get Bremain or Brexit, the next three month’s are going to feel like Francisco Goya’s Duel with Cudgels. There is an air about them now that suggests GO and IDS are going to go on and on when nobody much cares any more.
I do hope that political writers will be able to resist the temptation to be drawn into what looks like a half-way house between a playground fight and Tory blood feud. But I suspect we all really want a ringside seat, after all the future of the country is far too trivial a matter compared with endless speculation about their disdain for each other.
After all, War & Peace is over.
Pity neither of them is called Urquart.