Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Senior economic adviser quits Treasury

Interesting FT take on Sir Nicholas Stern leaving the Treasury...

"His departure leaves the chancellor without a senior official or trusted adviser able to provide top-level independent economic advice. ...

"Mr Brown now has no economists as special advisers and his four-strong Council of Economic Advisers has only one member, Paul Gregg, with an economics background and he is the only part-time member.

"Officials say Sir Nicholas's spell at the Treasury had been marred by difficult relationships with Mr Brown."

More evidence of a government that, if it doesn't like what it hears, tells people to get out?

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