Gordon Brown was today described as "operating with Stalinist ruthlessness". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6470371.stm Our glorious future leader was stoutly defended by: Harriet Harman "He is demanding of his colleagues, but he is demanding of himself because he wants to change things for the better." Hilary Benn "He is prepared to take tough decisions and I think we should welcome that in a chancellor and a future leader." Alan Johnson ....added that Mr Brown had a "strong personality" and "knows his stuff". So, it seems some of our representatives are jockeying for position in a future Brown cabinet, or perhaps for the position of deputy leader.