Chutzpah today from the Tories after the breakdown of talks between EDF and British Energy.
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TV coverage of Miliband this week showed a young, smooth, tall, even handsome man with energy and charisma. There was little sign of humility or backtracking on the idea that he was preparing the ground for a tilt at the top job.
Treasury officials are NOT working on potential plans for a windfall tax. That’s what I’m being briefed.
Of course that doesn’t mean that Gordon Brown may not bow to pressure in the autumn and put it in the pre-budget report. It could be a vote-winner. Plenty of siren voices are urging such a move (unions, backbenchers, junior ministers, maybe even some cabinet ministers).
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