Really? When he became Chancellor in 1997 the National Debt was 37% of GDP, and when he was finally dragged kicking and screaming out of Downing Street in 2010 it was 68% of GDP and rising, excluding off balance sheet items such as PFI, with public sector spending totally out of control.Though he did leave with the the national debt at it's lowest level since the late 1930s. Though he is not my Idea of a decent chancellor by any means.
He was such a great Chancellor that during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum he told Scotland that if they voted to leave then they wouldn't get their full share of the national pension fund. You'd think that being Chancellor for ten years he would have known that there is no such thing as pensions are paid for from current taxation. And if there was such a thing don't you think that he would have already spent it?
He should be grateful that he wasn't Russian - they'd have shot him for economic sabotage.