When I saw that Martin Salter had denied existence of a "Please go Gordon" email circulating amongst Labour backbenchers, I suspected that was a sure sign that such an email existed. - Such is the reliability of the great Mr Salter. And now my suspicions are confirmed as Nick Robinson has been sent a copy of the email:
The BBC's Nick Robinson has obtained a copy of the email being circulated amongst Labour MPs to test support for the prime minister. It is reported to consist of the following short message to Gordon Brown:
"We are writing now because we believe that in the current political circumstances you can best serve the interests of the Labour party by stepping down as prime minister."