All gone silent because Broon is in damage limitation mode.
Would you want to be appointed Labour Prime Minister just in time to cop all the crap for the impending disaster of the Welsh and Scottish Parliament Elections? No, would want to sweep in on a promise of reform, change, proper government, good times for all again etc.
Trouble is Broon might have no choice because many a Labour MP is facing the grim prospect of being slung out or at least getting a very rough ride.
But if Lord Cashpoint or any of the No 10 minions get charged Bliar has to go.
I think the longer he stays on the worse he and his party look - so I'm all for him staying until perhaps four months before the next general election.
If any of his Downing street minions are convicted there is a good case for a vote of no confidence and an election. It's nice to think that HM might dissolve parliament over the peerages if proved but given HM's record on stopping parliament from getting out of hand it is beyond doubtful.