"Who's your dream UK political Chancellor?" poll discussion

Former_MSE_Penelope Former MSE Posts: 536 Forumite
Poll started 9 May 2011, click here to vote

Who's your dream UK political Chancellor?

It's a year this week since the last general election. The economy still dominates the political discourse now as it did then. Recent memory has seen all three major parties in office. Which of the following politicians would best improve the UK economy?

[FONT=&quot]Pick your dream political Chancellor…

Danny Alexander
Ed Balls
Gordon Brown

Vince Cable
David Cameron
Ken Clarke
Nick Clegg
Ed Miliband
George Osborne


  • Outpost
    Outpost Posts: 1,720 Forumite
    Martin Lewis? :rotfl:
  • Gordon_the_Moron
    Gordon_the_Moron Forumite Posts: 1,472
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    I voted for George Osborne, I wouldn't call him my dream chancellor but he is the best of that list (just my opinion, I know lots of people will disagree with me !)
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  • pinkfluffybabe
    pinkfluffybabe Forumite Posts: 2,959
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    None of the above :D
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  • debbycuk
    debbycuk Forumite Posts: 124 Forumite
    I would go for Bruister - "None of the Above"

    The only 'dream' that lot would appear in would involve cold sweats!
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  • ailuro2
    ailuro2 Forumite Posts: 7,535
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    Alex Salmond - seems to be doing a fine job up here, getting rid of prescription charges, freezing council tax and not imposing Uni fees up to £9K a year... he must be doing something right somewhere... don't think you'd be able to persuade him to be a Chancellor though, seems quite happy running the country up here for the moment.:D
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  • Blue_Eddie
    Blue_Eddie Forumite Posts: 8 Forumite
    Wot, no Bismarck?
  • Coveredinbees!!!!
    Coveredinbees!!!! Forumite Posts: 3,921
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    I can't believe Gordon Brown got so many votes, what are you people on!!!
    Nothing to see here, move along.
  • Tigsteroonie
    Tigsteroonie Forumite Posts: 24,952
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    I, too, wanted an option of "None of the above".
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  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert Posts: 8,273
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    I deliberately avoided a 'none of the above' option as I knew it'd win hands down. This is about political figures - afterall only they can be chancellor (barring a revolution)
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • MJL81
    MJL81 Forumite Posts: 9 Forumite
    Their's a wealth of difference between what I personally would like, my political ideology and what I think would run the country into the ground.

    I voted Ken Clarke mainly on ideology, but don't forget that Gordon didn't do that bad a job of balancing the books given the restrictions. Making the treasury work shouldn't be confused with policy making at number 10.
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