The new YouGov poll for the Telegraph puts the Tories 11 points ahead, which is the first time the pollsters have found the Tories to have a double digit advantage. Add to this the fact that Labour’s funding practises are now to be investigated by the police (again) and the worsening economic conditions and it is clear that Gordon Brown faces a long, hard winter. If there was a credible Labour challenger Westminster would be buzzing with leadership speculation right now—but there’s not, so it’s all quiet on that front. Meanwhile, Tony Blair carries on trying to solve the problems of the Middle East. How Labour MPs must miss him tonight.