The 0.2% growth in GDP in the last quarter is certainly nothing to write home about. Indeed, it is rather depressing that after all the money the government has pumped in, this is the best they can do. Of course, these figures are constantly revised, and although in recent months the revision has always been upwards, it is entirely possible that the opposite could happen and that we could find out that we are embarking on a double dip recession.
Brown will no doubt use this as further evidence that no money should be taken out of the economy for fear of growth being further affected. His trouble is that no one really believes any longer that it isn't possible to save £1 out of every £100 the government spends.