Just watched Gordon Brown live on BBC News 24. Interesting that he got his word in before Blair’s scheduled announcement. The gist of his statement was basically: “I have worked with the prime minister for over twenty years now, in good times and bad, and we are both committed to the same principles and beliefs, blah, blah, blah (smiles). I will support the prime minister whatever decision he makes (smiles), because it is his decision to make (smiles), and he must decide what is best for the country and the party. And this gun that I’m holding to his head should not make any difference to his decision.”
End of speech. Blair coming up soon.