Tell us something we didn't know. Dizzy has an excellent analysis of the FT interview with former Treasury Permenent Secretary Andrew Turnbull HERE. He says all I would want to say, so I won't repeat it.
However, Lord Turnbull maintains that the interview was given on 'deep background' and therefore off the record. Following the Patrick Mercer incident last week, in which he was also only giving a background briefing but it was reported as if it were on the record, one has to ask about journalistic ethics at the moment. If political journalists aren't careful they will soon face a boycott by the political classes! Er, that was a joke, because journalists are the very oxgyen of political communication. But you get my drift.