In peston we trust

As if we needed further confirmation that the economy is going down the toilet, things have taken a turn for the worse. BBC business editor Robert Peston has been voted more trustworthy on the economy than Prime Minister Gordon Brown or Opposition leader David Cameron.

A quarter of those polled by advertising agency McCann Erickson believe Peston is a reliable source of information on money matters. The PM managed 7% while poor old Cameron scraped a meagre 4%.