The reason I rate The Spectator's Fraser Nelson as one of the best informed journalists in Westminster is amply demonstrated in THIS column today. It's a 2,400 word tour de force, looking at and comparing the backroom teams behind Gordon Brown and David Cameron. It doesn't make comfortable reading for Conservatives in several respects. Fraser says that Gordon Brown has recruited a highly powerful team in Number Ten, led by Jeremy Haywood and Stephen Carter, and that he's letting go of some of the levers of power. This compares with a lack of a Leo McGarry figure in CCHQ.
This column is a much longer version of his column in this week's Spectator magazine. Imagine if the internet didn't exist. We'd be denied stuff like this.