Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Chancellor will go: the question is when

Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 21/11/2007

Six weeks ago, as he called off an autumn election, Gordon Brown explained that while his administration had shown "competence", he wanted time to set out its "vision".
Yesterday, as he sat alongside his hapless Chancellor in the Commons, the Prime Minister must have cursed his timidity.
For Alistair Darling's wretched account of how Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs contrived to lose the computerised details of 25 million people will taint Labour indelibly with a reputation for incompetence on an epic scale.

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