Another important development tonight is that The Guardian’s leader column is calling on Labour supporters to vote Lib Dem at the European elections. (At the 2004 European elections, with left-wing anger about Iraq at its peak, The Guardian still offered a qualified endorsement of Labour). The Independent's leader column will also not make happy reading in Downing Street, it calls on the Cabinet and Labour MPs to remover Brown so that the country can have an election. The left-wing press does seem to be coming to the conclusion that Brown has to go.
The next few days are going to be as fascinating as they are dramatic. Stay tuned.