Obviously he thinks that the thick British public will have forgotten his ridiculous claims that he would increase spending - while the Tories are a bunch of nasty cutters. For more than two months he vehemently denied that he would cut spending. It was incredible to see the Prime Minister tell such blatant porkies at PMQs and during TV interviews. The press didn't fall for it and even Labour supporting papers accused Brown of being dishonest. 0% rise anyone?
Now Brown intends to steal a march on Cameron by announcing his cuts first - cuts he swore live on TV (on several occasions) that he would never make. He knows no shame and has a serious disregard for the intelligence of British voters - either that, or the man is a complete idiot. Who gives him advice? Does he take advice? How can his fellow MPs stand by and watch him make such a laughing stock of their party? The man is an arse. How long will it take before the many clips of him saying that he will not cut spending are flashed up on our TV screens? Not long I suspect.
Labour MPs - get ready for more embarrassment.
UPDATE: I've had a bit of time to mull this over. This strategy could have worked if Labour had rid themselves of Calamity Brown before the break and then the new party leader could have announced the cuts when parliament resumed - fresh start and all that. If Brown announces these cuts then the party will just look (even more) dishonest.