Oh the thrill of a leader being executed. For political journalists there is nothing like it. The press at Westminster this last week has shown every bit the same enthusiasm in the hunt for Gordon Brown as their peers here in Canberra have in speculating about the intentions of Peter Costello. And when it looks like the pursuit has failed it is the opinion pollsters who come to the rescue to keep the story alive.
It did not take long for The Independent to find that way of overlooking the support that members of the House of Commons gave Gordon Brown last night