A difficult journey requires a good guide.Imagine you are on tour holiday. You don't really know what is going on, where to go or even the best places to go so you hire a tour guide. At the end of the week you are ready to move on to your next destination. You know it will be a difficult journey over rough roads with many mountainous roads with sheer drops just feet away and much of it uncharted with many unknown challenges. The tour guide you hired for the last week is saying he is up to the job but you remember the time he led you into dangerous situations, he has clearly not been maintaining his transport and owes a lot of money to unsavoury characters. Would you hire him for this difficult journey?
So is Gordo the right man to steer the country through difficult economic times as he suggests? Personally when he says again I wonder what difficult times he is thinking of as the first time. The Great Pocket Money depression of the 1960s perhaps?
Luckily in the first case you can just fire him. In the second case we are not so lucky.