Gordon Brown has arrived at the Iraq inquiry. Unlike Tony Blair, he’s chosen to come in through the front door, flashing a bit of a smile.
I expect he might have been a little disappointed by the lack of demonstrators. This time they are not only outnumbered by the policeman, they’re struggling to top the numbers of photographers. Nevertheless a few of them are still making an almighty racket with the help of their trusty megaphones.
This is clearly an appointment Brown never wanted, at least before the election. The political stakes are high. But if past Brown performances are anything to go by, don’t hold your breath. There’s a mounting sense of anti-climax in the press room. Will be blogging here about every half an hour or so.