Meanwhile the search for a serious challenger to take on Brown has still failed to yield results. As David Cameron asked at Prime Minister's Questions the other week:
Why is it that so many people who have worked so closely with the Chancellor think he would make a terrible Prime Minister, but they do not seem prepared to stop him?(Hansard: 28 Feb 2007 28 Feb 2007 : Column 920)
Indeed anyone who wants to stop Brown has only one serious choice. And that choice is David Cameron.