No sign of Ralf and Florian, then?
To this end, a quintet of ministers headed up by the Rt Hon Gideon George Oliver Osborne, heir to the Seventeenth Baronet, was lined up behind individual lecterns, rather like a bad Kraftwerk tribute band, but with even more monotony. And there was the problem: from Osborne at the centre, the eye gravitates naturally towards the right, and then the limitations of this exercise became clear.
(c) Steve Bell 2015
And if that were not bad enough, next to Ms May was William ‘Ague, who may be the epitome of A Serious Politician, but is not even standing for election in May. Couldn’t they find someone who was? On the other side of Osborne, Sajid Javid has only recently reached cabinet rank, as has Nicky Morgan, who owes her promotion partly to Young Dave having to find a less controversial replacement for Michael “Oiky” Gove.
And now, George is going to play What's My Line
After all, the name of Weimar is associated in infamy with The Great Inflation of the early 1920s, which still scars the German psyche today. Small surprise, then, that Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has mocked the poster, and yesterday’s briefing, together this morning. And the sole purpose of that briefing - to pass adverse comment on Labour - was by last night lost as Tory claims were rebutted, and then reported on TV.