Gordon Brown brought shame on his office during today's PMQs. He accused David Cameron of playing party politics over the tragic death of Baby P in Haringey. He had, of course, done nothing of the sort. Cameron had put some very simple questions to Brown, none of which he even attempted to answer. Cameron then got angry - and rightly so - and demanded the PM withdrew his accusation of playing party politics. Brown obfuscated three times. By the end of the exchange, Cameron was fizzing with anger. It will be interesting to see how this exchange is viewed by the political commentariat and also by viewers. It left me disgusted that we have a Prime Minister who is willing to stoop into the gutter like this. Tony Blair would never have done it.
Nick Clegg asked two very long winded questions on tax cuts, which he demanded would be "big, fair and permanent". His definition of "big" would be interesting. Brown brushed him aside with his usual contempt.
In some ways, this whole session showed PMQs at its worst. Independent observers will wonder what the point of it is. Brown rarely answers a question from either Clegg or Cameron and is just plain nasty. Cameron got very angry over a very emotive issue today and I don't blame him. Brown showed himself to be a very little man today, and I cannot believe any neutral observer can have been anything other than disgusted by him.
If any Conservative wanted a bit of steel inserted into their backbone, Brown did that today. Roll on the day that he is kicked out of the building he no longer deserves to inhabit.
Scores on the doors...
UPDATE: Jon Cruddas just said: "This did not shine a good light on my own party". Too bloody right. He also refused to defend his Prime Minister. The Daily Politics viewers are outraged by Brown.