Gordon Brown survived a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party last night amid recriminations and accusations of bullying, threats of sanctions, threats to grass up about questionable expenses and further threats to smear. He was actually applauded by some in the room when he entered. The word now is that he will stay on for some time, and he made that abundently clear last night, despite the demands to his face by a number of bods in the room that he step aside. The PLP has also briefed the papers to say that there is NO chance that a secret ballot on his leadership will be allowed. So, there it is - he's not going. Now, personally, I'm quite pleased about this. I'm calling that the right result, and I sincerely hope he manages to keep the top job until he calls an election. He and I are both of the same mind on this tactic; his being that he is going to lead the party for as long as he possibly can, and fcuk any ideas of democracy in so doing - it's not about democracy for him, or the country, it's about it being his turn on the train set, and nobody is going to take it away from him, even though he's breaking the engine, and standing on the tracks. IT'S HIS TURN!!!! For me, I'd like him to stay until the bitter end for the same reason. That party needs destroying, it needs breaking from within, and the poison leaking out from him and his cotery of power-hungry smearists is making it ever-more damaged. Every time it's had power in this country, this country as a whole has suffered mightily; it's been nigh-on bankrupted, ruined and made a laughing stock of. From empire to poor man of Europe. From riches to ruination every time. Well, Gordon Brown is the right man for the job. He's the right man to see an end to Labour, and long may he stay there.