This morning, Liam Byrne chaired the first meeting of the Council of Regional Ministers, which is part of Gordon's "wise men" solution to the finanical crisis. What surprised me was the content of the press release which explains that the Council remit was to (my emphasis),
disseminate key messages for Regional Ministers to use in their discussions in the regions. This will include the narrative agreed by the NEC*So basically they're going to have a meeting where they all get told what to say in their region that fits in with what has been decided nationally is the way we must all understand the state of things. Eurasia is at war with Eastasia this week... that sort of bollocks.
* National Economic Council