Tomorrow is Parliament sits for the first time since the Crewe & Nantwich by election. During the afternoon Edward Timpson will take his seat. Later on in the day the Parliamentary Labour Party meets. Instead of facing the music himself, Gordon Brown is sending Jacqui Smith along to take the flak over 42 days.
He really is a man of courage, isn't he?
He will take cover behind an article he is writing for one of the broadsheets tomorrow. Having compehensively lost the argument on 42 days he should be coming out fighting. His only chance of victory is to take on his critics in the PLP now. If he leaves it until after the vote it may be too late. Staying in his bunker won't achieve anything.