David Cameron is, I reckon, clearly 'letting up' on Gordon Brown at PMQs. It's a very sorry state when the Leader of the Opposition feels the need to help cement the position of the Prime Minister. Today he had a couple of golden opportunities to ram a stake through his political heart, but pulled back from the brink. Cameron's detractors may say he hadn't got it in him, but most observers reckon it's a deliberate strategy. The last thing the Conservatives want is for the Prime Minister to resign or be deposed.
One other point from PMQs. For the second week in a row, the PM decided to use the same line to get out of answering a difficult question. Stephen Crabb asked whether it's worse to come behind the BNP in Henley or behind the SNP in Glasgow East, and wondered if Brown will campaign in Glasgow to prevent a Labour defeat. Brown didn't even attempt the answer the question. He merely accused Crabb of asking a trivial question. He did the same last week to Bill Wiggin. He may think they are trivial questions, but the fact of the matter is that he is there to answer all questions, whatever their degree of triviality. What a pity it is that The Speaker doesn't force him to do so.