Could Brown, determined to keep the economy on course, determined to retain the option to call an early election and secure his place in Number 10, have ordered the Bank to bolster the markets?
I'd really like to think not. But all I can say is that I suspect he may have - and there are an awful lot of people out there, many of them far more knowledgeable than me, who suspect the same.
Now is fearless Liam the Scourge of Canary Wharf accusing Brown ? ... is he saying it's all Brown's fault ... King's fault ? Liam would "like to think not" .. "he suspects" ... that's what we want, fearless journalism, rooting out the wrongdoers, exposing the scoundrels, pillorying the guilty, identifying the crooks.... whilst King has so far pissed up £8 Bn. of the taxpayer's money up the wall (and rising).