"I always tell the truth. I have always told it as it is."
Two weeks after he blatantly denied considering the replacement of Darling as Chancellor with Balls, only to be thwarted by the resignation of Purnell?
Even after he has given three different versions of future public spending at PMQs over the past three weeks?
Hard to believe, I know but there was a time in the early 1990s when Mr Brown as Shadow Chancellor was witty and quick on his feet, and ran rings round Major, Lamont and, to a lesser extent, Clarke. Sad to see the tired hulk, exhausted and bad-tempered, making u-turn after u-turn (MPs' code of conduct, ID cards, Royal Mail). Interested only in his own survival.