Gordon Brown was like a slippery eel on Marr this morning. When asked what he knew about Northern Rock and when did he know it he slithered and slid like his life depended on it. Is it really conceivable that he didn't know months ago there was a problem with Northern Rock? Surely the Treasury was informed that a comparatively small building society had collared a fifth of the UK mortgage market by using dubious credit practices. According to today's Sunday Times they are still at it, lending people six times their earnings. Why can't (or won't) Gordon Brown given an honest answer to a simple question.
Interesting to note four Labour 'sleaze' stories in the papers today. Three of them involve the taxpayer footing the bill...
Mail on Sunday: Ed Balls & Yvette Cooper exploit seocnd homes loophole to claim thousands from the taxpaper.
Sunday Telegraph: Former Brown aide Nicola Murphy part of a company charging £181,000 to clients for services including tour of Number Ten & photo with Gordon Brown
Independent on Sunday: Taxpayer to foot Labour Party legal bill over Cash for Honours
Sunday Times: John Hutton's wife accused over lobbying for contracts at her husband's department.