So Gordon Brown is resigning as Labour leader and hopes that this will help his party to reach a coalition with the Lib Dems. But he also says his replacement as leader will not be in place until the party conference in late September. Does that mean that Brown thinks he will carry on as Prime Minister until then?
He is like one of those dinner party guests who won't leave even when the dishes have been cleaned away, the cat put out for the night and the host is removing his trousers for bed.
If the Lib Dems really want to strike up an arrangement with a Brown-free Labour party then that is their own business, but it is ridiculous that a man who they cannot deal with should be answering questions as PM and driving through legislation before then. The only sensible solutions would be for a temporary Labour PM to be appointed by the Queen (Harriet Harman??) or for Nick Clegg to serve as Prime Minister on the understanding it is as caretaker until the leader of the majority party in their weird little romance is chosen.
Happy birthday, DCMS
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