As a blog that strives constantly to meet the goals set for us by Hazel Blears, in today's effort to add value we are instituting a bit of glamour. I give you the FT's multi-talented Gillian Tett, one of the very few journos deserving of honourable mention when it comes to foreseeing our current economic woes.
Lovely Gillian, IQ 168, speaks Russian and Tajik: and she's a plain speaker, too.
Does she approve of [Brown's] handling of the crisis, or deem him guilty of mismanagement during his years as chancellor?
"Gordon Brown, like every other western leader, was shockingly complacent and negligent in failing to understand what was driving the City. The British government was happy to enjoy the fruits of the boom, but it didn't ask the hard questions."
Bit of added value there, eh, Hazel ?