Sometimes I wonder what is going on in the minds of some Labour MP's. Right now the goverment is working flat out to help try and regulate the financial markets and protect it from further damaging speculation, only to find we have some speculators amongst us!
Not only that but sometimes they can be quite facile and hypocritical as well, such as George Howarth's comment about Gordon Brown being the worst PM in office since Neville Chamberlain! On what evidence comparable to other succesive PM's does he base that? Does he honestly think Eden was better, and as a Labour MP, Margaret Thatcher?
Then some complain that they are barred from having nomination forms sent out before the Party Conference, hence scuppering a leadership challenge. Now that may well be a fair point and hold some water, but then Siobhain McDonagh's sister tended to block nomination papers when she was General Secretary. One suspects that some of these rebels only like to challenge certain practices when it suits them!
One hopes that they will see some sense eventually, one hopes! But rest assured, the PM will not go down without a fight and some MP's ought to consider the damage to the Party that they will cause if they launch one, particually during such times as we are in now