“We’re down to 26 per cent, but there is nothing to stop it going lower,” said an ex-Cabinet minister. “We are in freefall.
“People accused Tony of telling lies but Gordon is the biggest liar in modern politics.
“The question on election day will be: Do you want Brown for another five years? Millions and millions of voters are going to say NO.” The problem for Labour is that the press will eat up this kind of quote, counter-quote stuff. Also, the fact that Balls’ blood is in the water is going to encourage his internal enemies, of whom there are many, to try and wound hi so badly that he can't run for the leadership after the election.