Why is Brown giving a largely economic speech to the CBI as if he were still Chancellor of the Exchequer? What this says about Alistair Darling's position I'm not sure. However, using a popular culture analogy, Simon Cowell on X Factor - along with the other judges - always go on about how the winners of such competitions must be able to perform outside of their "comfort zone".
Can Brown do it? I think not. He's a one trick pony who's comfort zone is boring economic speeches. He clearly doesn't have a vision which is why he can't do the "vision thing". There are just lots of statistics and buzz words like "world class".
Update: How amusing, he's just basically said that the welfare system is knackered and doesn't work. So what has he been doing for the last ten years?
Update II: He's going to enshrine "training rights" for people that are in work. So he's just extended Government fingers into the management of companies and their staff.