The reason Brown gave for making the BOE so called independent was so it could work independently of government.
What he actually wanted was that labour could work independently of the BOE. as this is what has happened.
He did not want the BOE looking over his shoulder he wanted to distance himself from it.
He then made sure that his place men would be in the majority on the monetary committee, so he could pull any strings from a distance.
If you think this is not true then just look at the facts of what has happened.
He has been a law unto himself as I am sure Blair kept away from him.
He must carry the can for Britain being less prepared than any country for the current recession.