Gordon Brown has been accused of ‘lying’ by Alistair Darling in a vicious feud that threatens to wreck the Government’s attempt to combat the recession. The Chancellor has enraged the Prime Minister by refusing point-blank to back Mr Brown’s claim that his multi-billion-pound bailout of the banks has ‘saved 500,000 jobs’.
In an astonishing show of defiance, Mr Darling argued the claim cannot be substantiated and has told the PM to stop repeating it.
Mr Brown and Mr Darling were at the G20 yesterday but they are said to be 'barely speaking' The row is the latest sign of a dramatic collapse in confidence in Mr Brown at all levels of the Government’s ranks. His authority suffered a fresh series of blows yesterday as:
THE WHOLE SORRY MESS IS FALLING APART AND THE SOONER THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT RESIGNS AND WE HAVE A GENERAL ELECTION, THE BETTER.