Previously on these (hopefully more visited) pages I have stated that Telegraph Journo Andrew Porter's writings today often become the Tory Policy of tomorrow. So The Labour heirarchy should not have been surprised by George (Boy) Osborne's announcement on National Insurance this morning.
Porter said it first in a piece on 24th march after the Budget;
"Mr Osborne must now move to outline how he will halt the planned rise in National Insurance. His nervousness in revealing plans needs to be overcome."
For more see this link; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7513980/Budget-2010-Labour-gives-George-Osborne-a-chance-to-woo-voters.html