The events of Friday 16 October illustrate vividly just what a gelatinous, quivering puddle of blancmange the government have become:
Item: they throw £ 60 million to the luvvies. ("without the prime minister's backing, this wouldn't have happened”, gushes Ben Bradshaw)
Item: they do not vote on the Goldstone Report in the UN, but are at pains to have us know this was not anything as principled as, err, an abstention (script by Armando Iannucci)
Item: they rush to appeal against a court ruling in the Binyam Mohamed case, on the grounds that Hillary Clinton might (or more probably, might not) momentarily frown
Curiously, when we read "Brown to talk tough to public sector", everyone just laughs ...
And we have six months more of this nonsense to look forward to.
+ UPDATE +
And now Gary McKinnon's extradition is to be reviewed ! (it should have been thrown out from the start, of course). What other populist stuff will Gordon's bunker-team come up with ? Six months ..!