Three ministers set to quit
The Evening Standard is reporting that that a Minister of State, a junior minister and several Parliamentary Private Secretaries are set to resign in a bid to oust the Prime Minister.
Also, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that Thursday’s NEC will be the focus for an attempted coup by MPs, and that the PM has been “put on warning by senior party figures that he has only a matter of weeks to save his troubled premiership”.
If the party hierarchy can still manage to hold things together ahead of Conference, it looks increasingly as though the loss of Glenrothes will signal the endgame for Gordon. Both Jackie Ashley in the Guardian and also the Herald suggest that the by-election will represent Brown’s last stand. Is the Prime Minister finally running out of last chances?