We all know that Liabour are going down faster than John Prescott's inflatable sex doll. There is likely to be a massacre of councillors next Thursday. The party faithful (one man and his dog) are not even bothering to canvass and the Scots MSPs will be getting nervous at the prospect of the 2007 elections. It can't be long before there is a leadership challenge to Bliar, either with the backing of Brown or without the backing of Brown. But what happens if he does not want to relinquish the trappings of power? It is clear that he is deranged and obsessed with his "legacy". His missus is unlikely to want to give up the chauffered cars, country house and flunkies either. One possibility apparently under consideration was that he could stand down as Liabour leader but remain as PM. I would hope that this is a whimsical notion with no prospect of occuring. However, the idiot happily invaded Iraq and is clearly capable of taking decisions that fly in the face of wisdom and popular opinion. So, what would happen if he actually tried this? I think that there would be 3 possibilities: 1. HM tells him politely to "naff orf" (bad memories of the Douglas-Home vs Rab Butler affair). 2. Someone calls a vote of confidence in Parliament, which he loses. 3. In the absence of 1 and 2 above, a hate-filled mob with burning torches storm Downing Street and drag him and Cherie Antoinette to Madam Guillotine. The fourth possibility does not bear thinking about!