When Gordon Brown announced at the PLP meeting last week that he would change his ways, I emitted a hollow laugh. Like most Labour MPs I don't believe the man is capable of changing the habits of a lifetime. And so it has proved over the last seven days. We had the announcement on electoral reform and the House of Lords - a short termist announcement with little forethought which was designed to put create problems for the Tories. No change there then. We then had all the rubbish over the weekend about spending cuts. No change there then, although it is good to see elements of the media seeing through this. And today we had the Prime Minister announcing the Iraq Inqury, which will sit in private, not report until after the election and looks like a complete establishment stitch up. No change there then.
Further proof, if it were needed, that we have a Prime Minister who "Can't Change, Won't Change".