There's a letter going around the backbenches of labour in their attempt to topple Brown. Apparently there are over 40 signatures already, 72 are required for a Leadership challenge to be mounted. And the rebels say this could be done as early as tonight.
Arise Dame Hazel Blears. You've done your country a great service today, all is forgiven. Cancel that cheque to the revenue and treat yourself to a nice bottle of bubbly!
The farmy farmer will not go without a fight though so now is the time for the backbench to show some nerve and deliver the killing blow. The country will not forgive you if you back down now.
ITN are reporting there's about 100 signatures. I'd expect events to move on Friday now.