GORDON Brown finally used the 'C' word yesterday in the row over public spending.
In a speech to the TUC trade union, the Prime Minister admitted for the first time what he really thought of his predecessor Tony Blair.
The tone of his speech alarmed union chiefs - who feared cu-ts would result in job losses for their members.
Instead, the PM dished out a couple of 'F' words, a 'B' word and a 'F'ing C' word, technically two words though potentially hyphenated, at the 1970s Abigail's Party style bash.
The PM has so far avoided using the 'C' word - seeking to paint the Tories as the cost-cu-ting party while trying not to appear too street.
But Mr Brown admitted a recent meeting with another Gordon (Ramsay) had persuaded him that he needed to dirty his image a bit if he was to win the next election.
Speaking to the TUC annual congress, Mr Brown said: "Under Labour there will be cost cu-ting measures, cu-ts to inefficiencies, cu-ts to unnecessary programmes and we'll cu-t lower priority budgets and fix the faulty letter 'n' on all government keyboards.
"But when our plans are published in the coming months people will see that Labour will not support cu-ts in the vital frontline services on which people depend."
Mr Brown claimed the British economy is on the road to recovery but warned there are possible cu-ts around the corner.