The article goes on to report..."The dysfunction is partly political and partly organisational. No one is clear how the Treasury, the prime minister's office and the Cabinet Office actually loop together and come up with a coherent policy initiative. When Gordon Brown became prime minister no clear direction ever emerged from him."
...gridlock at the heart of government, with mandarins meeting indecision in Downing Street, ministers who have "given up", and a culture of "government by announcement".
He [Jonathan Baume] complained of "a sense of malaise at the political level. Some ministers have clearly given up the fight and are focusing on what happens after the election. It's a very strange atmosphere."
And this just a few days after a report by the Institute for Government (funded by major Labour donor Lord Sainsbury, by the way) also drew the conclusion that Brown's government was weak, dysfunctional, that No 10 lacked any coherent strategy and was reduced to issuing reactionary "barmy ideas" from the centre etc etc.
I would recommend reading both links above to get the full picture of how bad things really are at the heart of our government.
...And this after the humiliating revelations by Labour's ex-General Secretary Peter Watt, about Brown's mental instability, indecision and control freakery... and now a dodgy fund used to finance his own political ambitions within the Labour party.
...And this after it was revealed, via a Parliamentary question, that there are no fewer than 12 Parliamentary Private Secretary roles remaining unfilled after Brown's reshuffle last June, because Labour MPs don't want to serve under Brown's "leadership".
It's hard to believe such damning insights, especially from independent civil servants, Labour Party insiders and sympathisers, into this governments operation aren't the top story in our newspapers and on our TV news programmes this week.
But, I suppose, "Gordon Brown is Incompetent" just isn't news any more.