- Gordon loses Monday’s vote to double the 10p tax rate on low earners on Frank Field’s rebel amendment?
- What if Ken Livingstone loses to Boris Johnson in London on May 1?
- What if Labour rebels throw out 42-day detention for terrorists next month?
Who would the PLP then want to lead them in times of trouble? Not one of the young pretenders. Jack Straw would be their Michael Howard figure. Safely captaining the sinking ship, hopefully without the loss of too many lives / seats. The PLP would vote for Jack ahead of Cruddas…