Back we go to John Rentoul’s latest post on our favourite subject. The emeritus chairman of the AJ4PM campaign point is taken; if Labour are the largest party after the election, it will prove difficult to remove Brown.
One, Brown is continuing to make overtures to the Lib Dems. Today’s olive branch of fixed-term parliaments will go down well with Clegg & Co.
Two, for reasons discussed earlier, Mandelson’s influence is now weakened.
However, the committee should keep an eye on the polls and pay attention to what Brown and Clegg say during the campaign.
Since Sunday morning, the goalposts have moved and may do so again over the next few weeks.