This can't go on for much longer. It's not just the country that's not listening to Gordon any longer, his ministers aren't listening to him. The meeting was just excruciating - an embarrassment. Something is going to give. Either it will end up as a Cabinet entirely made up of Brownites, or a Cabinet without Brown. There were people staring at their hands, some scribbling on their papers, someone else on a Blackbeerry. The mood was awful. Gordon is now measuring his survival in two-week horizons. He just wants to get through conference. It's humiliating for everyone. All he does is re-state the problem, he doesn't address it.
OK, then, rather than give anonymous briefings to journalists, what are YOU going to do about it, Minister?