Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Silence is Gordon
At some point Gordon Brown is going to have to say something. Anything. His silence today has been telling. I'm told he was holed up for much of the afternoon with key lieutenants. He knows his Portillo moment is approaching. If he fails to seize the day he may well regret it for the rest of his life. Portillo certainly regrets not challenging Major in 1995, for he would have surely won. But Brown will also be wary of the maxim 'he who wields the sword shall never inherit the crown'.
PS Am I the only one to be astonished that the BBC devoted only eight minutes of the Ten O'Clock News to the Blair story?