Monday, 2 March 2009

Who said what?

Another hangover from yesterday is what Harriet Harman said about Fred Goodwin's pension. I think she was trying to sound as if the government would do something without the first idea what it might do.

The Times' Sam Coates says that Harman was suggesting that legislation might be used to claw back the money and that this "triggered renewed tensions with Downing Street", whose "sources also distanced themselves from the idea".

On the other hand, if Harman and Downing Street planned to get maximum publicity for the idea and significantly less for shooting it down, the plan worked a treat.

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