Apparently Labour's Gordon Brown is alleged to have made a gaffe in prime minister's questions today. Conservative members of parliament rolled about laughing. In the light of what we know from the Governor of the Bank of England, the state of the world banking system was extremely fragile despite US efforts to buy up toxic assets until GB stepped in with a bank recapitalisation plan. So I have no problem with his remarks. The Tories should be ashamed of themselves. Schoolboy antics in the House of Commons should not mask the deadly seriousness of the situation the world banking system was/is in, nor the Labour Party's commitment in government to do whatever is necessary to held the economy through. And yes, Mr Cameron that will involve borrowing now and paying money back later. Grow up.
(Today's Hansard when published tomorrow will no doubt be read very closely to see how a broken sentence has been recorded for posterity.)
BTW I was sorry I missed the live broadcast, but I was lobbying trade unions about the London Living Wage ahead of a Corporation of London Joint Consultative Committee. The Corporation has declined to apply to be a London Living Wage employer, which has some of us wondering, when City firms are signing up.