The BBC's Robert Peston has been ahead of the government in almost every respect during the credit crunch. He predicted the problems faced by Northern Rock, Bradford and Bingley and Alliance and Leicester, he remarked months before the credit crunch started that their were very grey clouds on the horizon, and he also broke the News of the HBOS takeover by Lloyds TSB before anyone else knew.
Seemingly, it seems, the BBC's Robert Peston knows a great deal more about the problems in the economy than the Chancellor does. So given all this, perhaps the government could do a lot worse than to take his advise on how to put matters on to a more stable footing whilst also making sure that the tax payer does not miss out. It's well worth a read.