The ever insightful Bagehot at the Economist has been speaking to Gordon Brown about his alleged “pep talk” from Sir Gus O’Donnell. Here’s the prime minister’s response:
“The cabinet secretary has made it clear that he’s had no inquiries, there’s been no reprimand, there’s been no private message to me…[The] story is completely wrong.”
This denial is becoming more and more comprehensive (although there is still some room for speculation). I’m just a little confused over why it took the cabinet secretary so long to make it clear.