So we've heard before that Brown is "obsessed" with Winston Churchill and, in his mind, wants to avoid the wartime leader's fate as a Prime Minister who guided Britian through a crisis only to be answered with a thumping in the polls.
In which case, it's rather odd that Brown should write this in the campaign document that he's releasing today:
So who's Brown meant to be? Churchill or Attlee? Or some alternate universe Churchill who won the 1945 election? CoffeeHousers, I leave the answer to you…“
"This is the stark choice facing the British people at the next election. The choice will be as stark as 1945."