I am told by people in his Treasury team that he has delegated and can delegate. I have not seen it myself. From my own experience of dealing with student finance and ID cards, it was very, very difficult to work with him, very difficult indeed. It was the control-freak thing. His massive weakness is that he can't work with people.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Clarke attack on Brown 'the deluded control freak'
It is rather rich of the Safety Elephant to attack Gordon Brown for doing his job as Chancellor, and demanding evidence of the cost-effectiveness of Clarke's policies before he was sacked: