There seems to be some confusion about Gordon Brown's big comeback speech today. If you believe the papers you'd think this was some kind of setpiece speech where he will speak about defence, aircraft carriers and constituency jobs. It is, of course, nothing of the sort.
He's speaking in a 10 o'clock adjournment debate on a motion tabled by Thomas Docherty MP on the Options for maintenance of Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
Now the thing is, in an Adjournment Debate MPs can only speak with the permission of the tabler of the motion and the minister replying - in this case, Peter Luff from the MoD. And even if they are happy, it's not normally a full speech, merely an intervention of one or possibly two minutes at the most. And as you're intervening yourself, you cannot be intervened upon. So how convenient for Gordon Brown that he won't actually have to involve himself in any form of real debate.
Of course, it is always open to Gordon Brown to intervene in the Prime Minister's statement on the Brussels summit this afternoon. What's the betting he won't even turn up?