Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Has Frank Field Been Duped By Brown And Darling?

Most people will agree that Frank Field is essentially a decent man who has, in the past, been able "to think the unthinkable" - for all the good that did him at the time.

In the last couple of weeks he has been brave enough to stand up to the Clunking Fist - that "most successful Chancellor for 250 years" (who is now our weasel-worded Prime Minister) - over his masterful ineptitude that has resulted in 5.3 million of the lowest paid people in the country having their incomes reduced even further due to the abolition of the 10p tax band.

As a result of this letter from Alistair Darling, the current forelorn Chancellor, to the chairman of the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons, Mr Field was persuaded to withdraw his amendment to the Finance Bill that would have been supported by sufficient Labour backbenchers to have defeated the clause that would have abolished the 10p tax band.

But today we have some cause to wonder if this is really the case? Look out for some usual devious spin from Labour just before tomorrow's PMQs and Brown's pathetic attempts to fire up his flagging support on the Labour backbenches.

Brown is really desperate now so David Cameron needs to be on top form.

Update: Cameron was on the top of his game against an abject Brown. And I think Frank Field knows the game is up too, judging from this article in The Spectator.