A Tone clone?
Did anyone else notice this Northern Crock's body language when he sought to justify his decision to nationalise Northern Rock? Particularly, the hand gestures. In at least two places, it could just as easily have been Tony Blair, seeking to justify his decision to go to war with Iraq. In particular, the "I did what I believed to be right" speech.
It would appear that Alistair Darling is the puppet head Chancellor, whilst Gordon Brown does the talking with his mouth and hands. But for Darling actually saying a few words for himself, one could be forgiven for thinking that he is nothing more than a ventriloquist's dummy.