Perhaps I am missing something but can someone please explain to me why the BBC is leading its news bulletins and its onine news pages with the story - if it can be called that - of Gordon Brown supporting government policy on a replacement for Trident? Now if he didn't support it, that indeed would be a story. GORDON BROWN SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT POLICY is a bit like saying DAVID CAMERON THINKS THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY SHOULD CHANGE. Phew what a shocker. However, the BBC has managed to change it into a news story of sorts by rolling out the predictable lefties to slag him off. They've even got Sir Malcom Rifkind to have a go at the Dour One. BBC News website reports him describing Brown's remarks as "shabby". Sir Malcolm accused Mr Brown of trying to stifle a debate within the Labour Party and said: "It is not the responsibility of the chancellor in an after dinner speech to announce nuclear policy." Hmmm. Far be it from me to defend Britain's next future ex Prime Miniter (if you see what I mean) but as Chancellor surely he has an absolute right to defend government policy - and I am assuming Sir Malcolm actually agrees with him. This just gets more bizarre the more you think about it.