I take it as read that most CoffeeHousers, like me, regard the Cabinet as an appalling shower who showed their collective spinelessness to deplorable effect last Friday. But imagine – I repeat, for the sake of argument alone – that you had to choose from within the parameters available to the PLP.
So: imagine a sort of nightmarish game of Fantasy Premier. What would you do, the country’s future in your trembling hands? Would you leave Gordon where he is? Would you try to prevail upon Alan Johnson or one of the Milibands to throw his hat in the ring? Would you ask Tony Blair to stand in the Norwich North by-election which will follow Ian Gibson’s resignation?
Count yourselves fortunate that you don’t have to choose in real life. But imagine that you did. What would you actually do? Go on, force yourselves.