We've always known that Alastair Campbell doesn't have a great deal of time for Ed Balls. But it's still gratifying to have this finally confirmed.
Here are a few choice extracts from his unexpurgated diaries:
26 April 1995: Ed Balls "drivelled on endlessly". Blair said afterwards that he "only wanted grown-ups to attend his meetings".
16 July 1996: Balls was "full of bile" about Blair.
6 November 1996: "Ed Balls spoke drivel, a never-ending collection of words that just ran into each other and became devoid of meaning."
Clearly Campbell, like the rest of us, never really took to "post-neoclassical endogenous growth theory".
Hat-tip: John Rentoul.