Gordon Brown has ordered a review of the controversial Barnett formula under which Scottish people receive £1,500 subsidy each a year from English taxpayers, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.
A Government source said: "There is a desire on all sides for this to be looked at seriously. That is what we are doing. We need this to inform the debate."
We (NULabour) also “need” to ensure that we're not completely humiliated in the May 1st (English) local government elections...he might well have added.