Why has Darling broken the long-standing convention?
Lots of talk tonight about the timing of Darling’s pay freeze announcement and it, apparently, breaking the long-standing convention that governments don’t do things like this during party conferences.
It’s comes on the eve of George Osborne’s big speech and the suggestion is that ministers planned it tonight to cause maximum disruption to the Tories.
I wondered whether we are seeing a payback for the Sun’s announcement of its change in political support which was timed last week for the night after Brown’s big speech.
It’s a tough rough world out there and as we get closer to the election it will get a lot worse. Labour isn’t going to give up power without a fight.