I'm sure Gordy will be pissed off at Darling's openness, but I think Darling has done the right thing with this admission.
Those of us on the left may not be very happy about the coming cuts, but they are necessary so there's no point moaning about them. I'm sure Tribune readers will be up in arms, but I personally think those who refuse to accept the need for these measures are living in a fantasy world, though one far closer to reality than the Tory front bench. Or anyone who believes that any of the main parties are being honest about this need their head looking at.
On departmental budgets, I'd like to see no ring-fencing, but rather an X% cut across the board.