He might be at the height of his powers and Prime-Minister-in-waiting but that doesn't mean that Chancellor Gordon Brown will have slept any easier last night.

Just put yourself in his shoes. How could you get a decent zizz knowing that you'd seriously hacked off the PC system builder Evesham Technology?

Kind of frightening, isn't?

The reason why Evesham is peeved is because, as we reported, Wednesday's budget blew out of the water the Department of Trade and Industry's Home Computer Initiatives - schemes that let companies sell PCs to their employees for two-thirds or less of the cost price - and Evesham, one of the bigger firms supporting the initiatives as a supplier, had the misfortune to issue a buoyant statement about HCI just a few hours before Gordie pulled the plug!
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