Here’s Gordon Brown’s view of Alistair Darling’s future as chancellor, as told to C4 News. One slip into the past tense could be understandable. But three times in a row? Darling’s prospects at the Treasury looks bleak.
Q: Have you still got full confidence in him? A: “Alistair Darling has been an excellent Chancellor, he has denied these allegations, any investigation that is taking place is taking place on a neutral basis, people will look at the facts and will find the answers but he has been very clear about his denial of these allegations”.