Brown does occasionally do something right and which sets him apart from Blair. I am thinking of the Bevin boys medal presentation yesterday and the cancellation of "Blair Force One" today. Both principled moves.
It's a shame he messes everything up by starting off by asking for a whip for the embryology bill. Doh ! It's obvious you have a free vote on embryology. Why on earth did he start the whip hare running and then take so long to shoot it ? He's his own worst enemy.