This is what Mark Carney had to say on the UK economy this morning to the BBC's Hugh Pym:
This is the weakest economy on record, and those records go back more than one hundred years. There is significant slack.... and [the danger is that] the understandable feeling builds up that the Bank will start to pull back on the monetary stimulus packages [that have helped create the recovery].
I think that summarises Osborne's achievement - the weakest economy in 100 years.
Now, will we hear that in the press?