The question is, surely, how anyone with views very clearly firmly on the Right could have ever been selected as in the least suitable to advise a Labour government.
It says a lot about the judgment of that minister, too. Surely James Purnell should, if he is still in support of the Tory-penned Welfare Reform Bill, join his moneyed mate in the Tories?
It would be quite refreshing if the government - or anyone else - would admit that they don't know all the answers. And forthwith nationalise all the banks and ban all bonuses.