Bad news for Conservatives this morning comes in the form of Alistair Darling's interview with the Times. It looks like the failed coup attempt may have been bad for the Conservative party after all. It has been speculated that Gordon Brown has been put on a leash, and the unfortunate outcome of this is that Darling has started telling the truth.
It has been long accepted that one of Gordon's many faults is his inability to tell the truth when it comes to the economy. Gordon has always assumed that the great British public are thick and that if he lies enough then we will believe him.
In his interview Darling (for the first time) gives it to us straight: "The next spending review will be the toughest we have had for 20 years". He goes on to finally confirm that their will be a budget before the General Election. This sudden found honesty is very bad news for Conservatives as it has been Labour's spin and lies that has alienated so many potential voters.
We can only hope that the people do not have short memories, because as sure has eggs are eggs, Gordon will be back to his old devious ways once the election is over.
Update: Iain Dale has more on this.