A thought prevails this afternoon, I keep wondering what I would say if I were Gordon Brown facing the Parliamentary Labour Party.
I am not sure this will be taken as a serious question, but none the less…. if you were, perhaps courtesy of a BBC2 or HBO special plotline transported into the body of Gordon Brown and wanted to win the support of Parliamentary Labour Party back tonight, what would you say? Could you convince them to back you, or would you rely on tactical whipping?
I can’t shake the feeling that it does not matter what he says, because of who he is and how it will be delivered – the substance of any positive message will be lost. It's a shame these meetings happen behind closed doors.