"Hazel Blears’ resignation as Communities Secretary was partly triggered by the discovery that she had allegedly avoided paying capital gains tax on the sale of another property.
The property allegedly involved had previously been declared as her second home for the purpose of claiming parliamentary expenses.
It is understood that the Communities Secretary was concerned that it might be disclosed that there was another property deal from which she gained. "
So Hazel Blear's resigns at 10:30am, then the Daily Telegraph publishes a "reply" on behalf of Brown by 12:32pm. The DT's use of the phrase "it is understood" implies sources around the Prime Minister. The BBC is reporting the same.
This looks as is Ed Balls has been having a chat with Will Lewis, his friend and editor of the DT. After all the Daily Telegraph already has a disk with all MP's receipts, and has covered Blears before - so this new "understanding" must mean something coming from the bunker.
Lot's of phones being used at the moment I expect.
And a truly shocking breakdown of party discipline on the day before elections.
UPDATE: Guido Fawkes (Paul Staines), who I am sure has some sources comes to the same conclusion as me.
UPDATE 2: Dizzy, explains the true naffness of the DT story.
UPDATE 3: The Guardian agrees it's a smear.