A very senior civil servant, Lord Turnbull, has spilled the beans about the dreadful man Brown - our future Prime Minister. 'Stalinist' is one part of the description. Without inside knowledge I have long suspected, since May 1997 in fact, that Brown was inclined to a Marxist-Leninist way of doing things. His Kremlin style appointment to be the next Leader is symptomatic of his, and his ghastly party's, attitude to us - the poor tax-payer. Despite the figures and statistics trolled out on a regular basis by Blair and his dishonest crew of mendicants, Brown has been a disaster as a Chancellor. His one good decision - 'freedom' for the Bank of England - has been watered down by his appointment to the Deputy Governor's post of one of his third rate cronys. He took over an exceptionally strong position and has been favoured by an unusually benign global financial climate. His 'legacy' has been built on 'sand' and I wonder who he will blame when the real position becomes apparent. I suppose Sven will spring to defend his Comrade, but frankly Sven old bean, I think I'll believe Lord Turnbull in this matter.