So who's had a good week? Are their fortunes on the up or on the wane? My Conventional Wisdom Index seeks to track the fortunes of the major players in British politics. Next installment on Saturday...
Tony Blair ↓
Pasting on all fronts for the second week. Actually, a double pasting this week
David Cameron ↑
Evidence that the 'green' initiative is hitting home and strong performance in PMQs
Ming Campbell ↓
Terrible error at PMQs overshadowed everything else
Gordon Brown ↑
Where was Gordon? Staying well out of, that's where
Labour Party ↓
I don't think we need intrude on private grief. Prescott, Clarke, Welsh Peerages, Kinnock's driving ban, Reid's pot...
Conservative Party ↑
Poor poll score from ICM but the Party has avoided looking nasty in attacking Labour. Davis so far playing a blinder
Liberal Democrats ↔
Good poll from ICM but disappointment in Moray and further revelations about their donor Michael Brown
George Bush ↔
New press secretary may start to sharpen his image
Reputation of Politics ↓
I'm sure there will come a time when an upward arrow can be used. Just not yet.