Do I ****.
I agree with those who think Brown will get a short term bounce from the G20. But I agree with Tim Montgomerie and Peter Hoskin who think it will be pretty short lived. The problem with all the measures announced yesterday is that there isn't a single one of them which will provide any short term relief from the recession - in short, nothing to which an individual voter can relate.
Fraser Nelson writes a perceptive analysis of the measures announced at the G20 and wonders if they are quite what they seem. In short, he agrees with my comment yesterday, that we should read the small print. Always wise with anything which Brown is involved with - especially in light of this retort from Brown, as reported by Events Dear Boy...
Earlier this week Brown was asked how he would judge if the summit was a success. He gave an honest answer for a change:
"For you to report it as a success."
He has achieved his aim.
Alastair Campbell reckons this summit proves that substance wins over style. That comment from Brown would appear to prove otherwise.
PS I will be on BBC Radio Wales ater 4pm talking about all this malarkey - live in their Llandaf studio!