Monday, April 2, 2007
CBI Leaders rebuff treasury spin
Ministers keen to protect prime minister in-waiting Gordon Brown stated that Business leaders endorsed the decision in Brown's first budget to scrap pension tax credits. CBI director-general Richard Lambert flatly denies support for the policy and stated, "This is a convenient bit of spin by the Treasury". Meanwhile shadow chancellor George Osborne will lead a commons debate on the issue and said, " It is time Gordon Brown faced the music for the damage he's done to British pensions."