But disillusioned as I am with the whole of this Labour government, some small part of me cannot believe that the party would be so stupid, vicious and and self-destructive as to elect John Reid their leader.
You'd have to hope so, wouldn't you? Although I wouldn't put it past them. The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if this isn't some kind of ploy by the Brown camp to whip up support from the Blairites: "You don't want Gordon, huh? Well look how bad it could be..."