Brown has developed a reputation as a bottler and a ditherer, unable to make tough decisions or choose a biscuit. One would have thought that withdrawing the whip of MPs charged with theft would be such an obvious and easy decision that even Brown could have done it promptly.
We then see the Labour Party's own lawyers advising the three charged MPs, a clearly an undesirable situation, clearly a need to put distance between the party and the accused, clearly an opportunity to show decisiveness.
Brown cannot be blamed for the individual conduct of his party members but he can be judged by his reaction to that conduct and in my estimations he has failed.
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