“The clear intention with the loans was that they should not be paid back — at least not until Blair was no longer leader.” (my emphasis).Conspiracy theorists by proxy who believe in the massively useful and probably fabricated "Blair/Brown feud" may think this an important piece of evidence.
Whatever it says about Blair's view of Brown, it speaks volumes about his loyalty to the Labour Party. If his people have been raising money on such terms it amounts to a "poison pill" for the Party on his departure. At the least it means that the Party would need his personal support to survive financially, as only he and his cronies could extend the loans.
He's a young man. Maybe this was his way of ensuring that he would be treated with respect after his leadership of the Party was over?
Tycoons tell Labour: pay us back now - Sunday Times - Times Online