Yesterday, I speculated that Gordon Brown hadn't even seen the article for Parliamentary Monitor submitted under his name, let alone written it. It appears I was entirely right. Glen Oglaza has the confirmation. The junior official who wrote it and sent it off to the magazine has apparently been given the hairdryer treatment. Quite how this compares to the mobile phone treatment, I shall leave you to speculate.
All very interesting, but what does this tell us about how Downing Street is run. We're told that Brown is a control freak, yet this sort of thing is allowed to happen. I don't actually blame Brown himself, but I do blame the political machine which is still (apparently) headed by Stephen Carter. Does anyone seriously think this would have happened under Alastair Campbell?