Comments: The Stern report

Oh come now, I expect Alanís been wearing his fingers to the bone on his Blackberry, sending hints and wrinkles to Gordon.

No less an authority than Mervyn King was extraordinarily complementary to Gordon in his recent Adam Smith lecture:
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/speeches/2006/speech288.pdf

Merv thought it was such a good idea of Gordonís to take the interest rate decision out of the hands of politicians that he suggested the same should be done for health, education, pensions and tax.

Now thatís the sort of change that could make PM Gordon a hero with the voters. ;)

Posted by Sandid at October 30, 2006 10:11 AM

From reading the press coverage in the US via Google News, I would guess that Brown's mention of Al Gore has possibly doubled the press coverage of the Stern Review release in the USA. So it was eminently worthwhile just for that.

Philip Sargent

Posted by Philip Sargent at October 31, 2006 11:43 AM

Good point.

Posted by David Smith at October 31, 2006 02:01 PM