London, Feb. 24 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has denied "unleashing the forces of hell" against Alistair Darling, saying that he has "huge respect" for the Chancellor.
Brown insisted that he didn't orchestrate a plot to discredit Darling after he predicted that the recession would be the worst for 60 years.
Earlier, Darling had claimed that Brown's spin-doctors knifed him in the back, as they briefed journalists that he had harmed the economy with his dire assertions and should be sacked.
"The weekend after I'd done this interview the forces of hell were unleashed," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
Asked whether the briefings came from Downing Street, he replied: "Yes, and the Tories jumped on the bandwagon too. Nobody likes that sort of briefing that goes on, of course there were people saying things."
Darling's revelations have come in the wake of political commentator Andrew Rawnsley claiming that Brown pushed and shoved staff and regularly abused others.
Darling also revealed that he and Brown have had bitter fights.
"Gordon and I have some very robust exchanges. I can't imagine any healthy relationship between a Prime Minister and Chancellor where they don't have differences from time to time," he said. (ANI)