Brown is down, but don’t discount him yet – MoneyWeek

I‘veneverseentheHouseofCommonsinamoodquitelikethis,saysPeterOborneintheDailyMail。

Ministersare“hollow-eyedanddrained”,nothingofimportancehappens,Labourbackbenchersare“listless”andsomeareevenbeginningtodiscusswaysofreplacingBrown。

I’veheardrumours,too,saysJohnRentoulinTheIndependent。

Someinsidershaveapparentlybecomesofrustratedthattheythinktheymayhavetofindanewleaderbeforethenextelection–eitherEdBalls,SecretaryofStateforSchools,orDavidMiliband,theForeignSecretary。

Whilethissounds“mostimprobable”,thefactthatpeoplearetalkingaboutitatallspeaksvolumes。

Brown’sinstinctiveresponsehasbeentostepuphisalreadyfranticworkschedule,saysTheTimes。

Thisiscounterproductive。

Hewillnotimprovehisstandingbyembarkingonyetanothersetofinitiatives,especiallyiftheyinvolvemorestateinterferenceintoourlives。

BrownneedstheChristmasHolidaylikeaboxerwhohastakenaterriblethumpingneedsthebell,saysPeterOborne。

Heneedstogetpatchedup,conferwithlieutenantsandregainhisstrength。

Allisnotlost,saysRawnsley。

Hisdarkweekshavenotbeenasblackasthepoll-taxriots,whichdidforMargaretThatcher,orBlackWednesday,whichruinedJohnMajor。

Brownhaslifeinhimyet。

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