Peter Hoskin

The rebellion fizzles out

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A quick update to Fraser's post - the 10p tax rebels, lead by Frank Field, have withdrawn their amendment to the Finance Bill in the wake of Alistair Darling's statement.  The rebellion has officially fizzled out, and Brown can draw a sigh of relief.  However, our Prime Minister shouldn't get too excited - as Fraser warned, the U-turn's unlikely to wash with voters.