Little doubt, if there was any, that Mandy is in total control of the government. Following on from yesterdays ping pong on whether there will be a leaders TV debate during the general election campaign:
Initially Mr Brown’s political spokesman insisted that he had not dropped his opposition to holding a TV debate with opposition leaders during an election campaign. “The position hasn’t changed. Voters have the chance to compare the party leaders at Prime Minister’s Questions.”
Later, however, the spokesman said that a final decision had not yet been taken. A senior Downing Street aide indicated that discussions on the issue had been held in recent weeks.
And I doubt there was even a discussion with Brown before the counter statement was put out.