- Annual taxes are £40.5bn higher in real (2007-08) terms compared to when he first took over; that's 2.9% of national income, or around £1300 for every family in Britain
- His overt tax measures are costing us a cumulative £27.5bn pa
- Stealthy fiscal drag- ie his failure to raise tax thresholds in line with income and asset price inflation- is costing us a further £30.3bn pa
- The £20.1bn reduction under "other factors" is not a Brown giveaway- it reflects weakness in the UK stock market and the declining profitability of financial firms
And if the IFS says it, you know it's true: Gordo really has been the highest taxing Chancellor since the Sheriff of Nottingham.
PS The Bloke will be taking part in a Budget discussion on 18 Doughty Street's Your Money programme tomorrow at 8pm.