It's squeaky bum time for Ed Miliband this morning. He knows that his performance at his first PMQs this lunchtime will play a very big part in defining his future as Labour leader. If he fluffs a line or makes any kind of error Westminster watchers wil be merciless in their scorn. What he needs is a "You were the future once" moment. Miliband can expect to be smothered with kindness from Cameron initially, but that will soon change.
Ed Miliband's main problem is that he is so closely associated with the Brown regime. He even wrote the last Labour manifesto, and he knows that he will constantly be reminded of that fact. I would bet a lot of money that it will be raised by David Cameron today, and Miliband needs to have a response ready.
He has two other problems - what subjects to raise during his six questions, and what tone to adopt. Because the tone he sets today will play a large part in defining how he is reviewed by the punditerati.
Roll on 12 o'clock. At least Sky and the BBC might break away from this Chilean bore-a-thon. Yes, it's great that the miners are being rescued, but frankly, when you've seen one capsule emerge, you don't need to see it another 32 times.