Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

Jim Pickard

It seems likely that a Labour defeat in Norwich North would stimulate renewed talk of a plot against Gordon Brown. No doubt some of the serial Gordon-haters will revive speculation of a leadership challenge.

But if June’s uprising – with numerous ministerial resignations – couldn’t dislodge the prime minister, what would it take? Short of a Lord Mandelson “Brutus” moment it’s hard to picture a successful coup any time soon. Read more

Jim Pickard

There has been so much talk of hung Parliaments and small Tory majorities that it is refreshing to hear a contrary prediction. Read more

Jim Pickard

Lord Myners gives short thrift today to Tory plans to kneecap the Financial Services Authority and transfer many of its powers to the Bank of England. Read more