Peter Hoskin

Taxing times for Brown

Taxing times for Brown
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As James said earlier, things aren't looking great for Gordon.  And now - as Ben Brogan points out - our Prime Minister's got a revolt on his hands.  What makes this one particularly damaging is that it's over matters economic.  Says Brogan:

"Bad news for Gordon. At last count 26 of his MPs have signed an EDM calling on Alistair Darling to review the scrapping of the 10p rate of tax ... When Mr Brown was Chancellor the idea of a revolt by Labour MPs on tax was nigh unthinkable. Times have changed."