Despite growing resistance to new measures from the Treasury, the Bank of England and the CBI, Mr Brown is determined to not be put off announcing new spending plans in next month's Budget.
The Gorgon insisted on "targeted" plans for parts of the economy, extending to the mortgage market.
However, George Osbourne said:
Via Iain Dale
The President of Chile is right to point out, as we have done, that countries that put aside money in the good years are the ones that can afford to spend that money now without adding recklessly to national debt. Gordon Brown is getting lessons from the Latin Americans about sound public finances.
Iain doesn't believe this bodes well for Gordoom, the busted flush.