Daily Archives: November 18, 2008

Gordon Brown’s propensity for round numbers has got him in trouble before.

Is the prime minister setting himself up for a big let-down next Monday? Figures of £15bn and £30bn have appeared in the press – presumably with the nod from officials – but are now thought to be way off course. My colleague Jean Eaglesham reported this morning that the spending part of the announcement will be under £5bn.  Read more