Reading the Nick Robinson's BBC Blog I almost spat out my Diet Coke upon reading his take on what Gordon Brown hopes from the vote.
He wants tonight's vote to be the first symptom in the story of his recovery. The moment in which he is seen no longer as a ditherer but as a principled leader who took a stand.
Now obviously this isn't Gordon Brown saying this, but if that is how Gordon Brown feels then he has lost even the last gasp of my support for him. A draconian piece of legislation would mark his administration's recovery??? Maybe a bit like the Reichstag Fire Decree marked the upturn for the Nazi regime just as it's support began to wane?
And this piece of legislation would show him to be a principled leader??? The mere fact that this piece of legislation is set before Parliament is a sign he is severely lacking in the principles department.
We are selling out to the fear of terrorism... grr...