James Forsyth

Darling wins one

Darling wins one
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Over at Boulton and Co, Jonathan Levy reports that Alistair Darling has successfully faced down Gordon Brown over who should lead an inquiry into the economic effects of climate change. Darling wanted Adair Turner but Brown is still unhappy with Turner over his pension reform report which was too free thinking for Brown's tastes. However, the puppet Chancellor has stood his ground and Turner will reportedly be announced as the head of this review later today. All this acts as further proof of Iain Martin’s thesis that after his nightmare start and the briefing against him, Darling is now determined to fight his corner

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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