George Osborne’s credibility is far from Dandy after this budget shambles By Kieran Andrews March 21 2016, 8.53pm Share George Osborne’s credibility is far from Dandy after this budget shambles Share via Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Messenger Email Post link https://www.thecourier.co.uk/opinion/264429/george-osbornes-credibility-is-far-from-dandy-after-this-budget-shambles/ Copy Link There was a time, not all that long ago, where George Osborne was hailed by many as a political Superman. It was the aftermath of a general election with a Conservative majority. Osborne and David Cameron were trusted on the economy. But the political winds turn quickly. You could say the warning signs have been there for some time. The 2012 “omnishambles” budget resulted in Downing Street making more U-turns than a driver lost in London with a broken sat-nav. Yet last week’s disastrous fiscal showpiece dwarfed even that effort. Missing his own targets for debt and the deficit was only the start. He lost a Cabinet Secretary. He backtracked on disability support cuts but didn’t have the guts to show up in the Commons and sent his newest Cabinet colleague out to announce it. His party is bitterly split down the middle and he’s fallen from favourite to also ran in the leadership contest. Forget Superman. This is Bananaman slipping on his own discarded peel.