James Forsyth

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In public, the pause button has been pressed on the plot against Brown. The broadcasters cannot report because of election law and Labour MPs are keeping their counsel until the polls close. Of course, behind the scenes the plotting--from all I'm hearing--is continuing apace. 

There are rumours circling about which Minister, MP or party grandee will be the first off the blocks after ten o’clock with a call for Brown to go. There will be very little overnight counting and declaration, so anyone who says their bit tonight can be fairly certain that they will leads the news in the morning; turning the pressure on Brown up another notch at the start of what is sure to be another difficult day for him.

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James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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