Why am I highlighting this article? Because it is an example of the desperate thinking pervading the Labour Party at the moment. All it is is an attack on Polly for, well, being Polly. Fair enough you might think, but Labour needs to give people a positive reason to vote for them, and as Polly rightly identifies, Brown finds it almost impossible to do that.
UPDATE: John Rentoul has a rather aposite blogpost...
Polly Toynbee today launches a vicious, personal and entirely justified attack on herself. First she criticises Gordon Brown for destroying the Labour Party. Then ...Remember them? The death-wish brigade that let him do it.
Yes, Polly, we do:Every one of the dire predictions against him [Brown] has proved false. Blairites said he would never be agile enough, but in just three months he has coped with crisis after crisis and emerged all the stronger. They said people would never warm to his manner, but he has charmed and pleased with his blend of seriousness and sincerity.