El Gordo shows he\’s not stopped the spin yet:
Gordon Brown will block moves today by his own business advisers to debate controversial Treasury plans to raise capital gains tax by up to 80 per cent.
The Prime Minister\’s high-level Business Council for Britain will meet for the first time this afternoon. But its high-powered members —including Sir Richard Branson and Sir Alan Sugar — will not be able to raise the proposed changes to capital gains tax (CGT), which it is feared will undermine British enterprise.
Instead, the meeting\’s agenda will focus on "high-level issues" including globalisation and climate change.
It is understood members of the council have been told that the meeting is not an "appropriate forum" to raise topics like tax policy.
Isn\’t that wonderful, he\’s "listening" to business. Just not about anything important.