"In another departure from Mr Brown, he even talks about reversing tax increases, including the planned rise in the top rate to 50p on those earning more than £150,000. 'Looking into the future I would like to be able to reduce tax. Raising the top rate is something I didn’t want to do.'"
Brown will be livid. Just imagine: a Chancellor who speaks against the authority of Number 10. Not only will this provide ammo for the Tories, but it could just encourage a few would-be Labour plotters to act against their increasingly powerless PM. All eyes are on conference season.