This will, in all likelihood be my first and last post today as I continue to feel like death warmed up. I've had a streaming cold and cough for nearly a week now, and can't seem to shake it off. Today it is worse than ever. It seems there is a lot of it about.
One story from the Sunday papers which caught my eye, tucked away on page 2 of the Sunday Times, was the fact that Gordon Brown is going to announce the creation of a National Security Council this week, to fight terrorism and climate change. I suspect it actual announcement will be long on analysis but short on action. Apparently he is going to make the announcement on Wednesday. I am sure it is a coincidence, but on Wednesday the Conservatives have an Opposition Day motion on post office closures, which will be especially embarrassing for many Labour MPs? Why? Because the motion the Conservatives have put down is exactly the same wording as an EDM on the same subject, which many Labour MPs have signed. They now face a dilemma of voting with the Conservatives on a motion they have previously supported or looking complete burks and hypocrites.
So as you can see, I am sure Gordon Brown wouldn't want to deflect attention away from that debate, would he? No Siree.