Mr Osborne said: "There are leading economists who support the Conservative position, but more importantly, there are also leading business organisations, top entrepreneurs - people like Richard Branson - who know more about creating jobs than the entire Labour cabinet put together.
"More importantly". Ah, yes. What would economists know about the economy? BUSINESS LEADERS ARE ALL-KNOWING, LIKE IN THAT AYN RAND BOOK!
Looks like the Tories are falling into the same trap as the US right, then; that is, considering that actually knowing anything about a subject is a liability, and that the man on the street knows better than experts on highly specialised topics. This appeals to our sense of vanity; we personally know better than the silly experts! It is, however, generally total nonsense.