The Press Gazette notes an interesting confession by the Daily Mail’s Political Editor Benedict Brogan. Ben, speaking in a personal capacity, comes close to saying that his newspaper has been played by Gordon Brown:

"Brogan said that although Tony Blair was seen by many as "the master
of spin", he believed the Gordon Brown spin machine was "even more
formidable than the one attributed to Blair". "When
the time comes to write a record of Gordon Brown’s time as chancellor,
I think the record will show that Gordon Brown was phenomenally good at
building strategic alliances with certain newspapers, mine included,
and certain journalists and using that to his advantage," he said."

From the look of today’s Mail front page, the "strategic relationship" is over.  The juxtaposition of a grinning Brown with the £1TRILLION debt figure is particularly strong.