Speaking on BBC Radio 4\’s Today programme yesterday, Mr Darling admitted: "At this stage it is very difficult to be absolutely certain as to what will happen.
The Prime Minister weighed in:
The Prime Minister also launched a robust defence of the tax increases which were widely condemned yesterday.
"This is not taxation for its own sake, it is tax for a purpose," he said. "This is Britain fighting back against the international recession, this is Britain taking bold action for recovery."
"What we are about is aspiration, we are about helping people get on, we are about giving people new chances, we are about helping people make the most of their potential. New Labour, that\’s what we\’re about," he said.
Not only do I not know what in buggery he\’s saying there I\’m unconvinced that he does.