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What a weird day. I'm blogging this, crouching below a camera on college green, about a metre away from Nick Brown being grilled by the BBC's Jon Sopel over Elliot Morley. Brown is a chief whip who seldom talks, but he has just admitted to BBC News that Morley 'fessed up to this days ago. So why didn't he suspend him then? "There are ambiguiities on all of this"  Brown has just said. Really? I can't see them.

Gordon Brown is playing catch up with Cameron, as far as I can tell, and Cameron is now not waiting for the Telegraph and, instead, hunting out his own dodgy do-ers. This is getting worse for Brown and less bad for Cameron.

Impressive to see Sopel in action. He wasn't expecting Nick Brown and almost fished him off the street, "you're live on BBC news, Mr Brown." And is keeping him on the spot long enough for me to blog this. "The Tories are trying to play politics" says Brown now. Nope, Cameron is playing leadership. And at least he knows how.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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