The charm offensive's begun a day early. Today John Hutton is delivering a speech to the think-tank Progress, in which he'll salute those at the top of the salary tree:
"Rather than questioning whether huge salaries are morally justified, we should celebrate the fact that people can be enormously successful in this country. Rather than placing a cap on that success, we should be questioning why it is not available to more people."
It's already riled Polly Toynbee.