Peter Hoskin

The end of a premiership?

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Will the elections on 4 June finish off Gordon Brown?  The theory that an embarrassing result for Labour - finishing behind the Lib Dems and/or UKIP - could trigger a leadership challenge gets frequent hearings in Westminster.  And now Guido blogs that plans are afoot, with David Miliband and Alan Johnson readying their "campaign teams".

Of course, the usual caveats apply.  Will anyone be brave enough to knife Gordon?  Will any candidate be able to gain enough support across the party?  Even so, you still feel that Brown's nine lives are near expired.