Inside No 10 this morning
Gordon Brown in the eye of the storm - Telegraph
"It's terrible," admits a minister close to Brown. "None of it is Gordon's fault, but life's not fair. Gordon is stoical: he's got his head down."
But others suggest that the Prime Minister is rather less than stoical. There are concerns about his temperament, with stories circulating in the Commons tea-room of his rages against the so-called "garden-room girls", the secretaries at Number 10. "There is talk of tempers, that he even threw a mobile phone," says one MP, who is not tied to the Brownite or Blairite camps.
"The most dangerous thing for Gordon is pity," says a former minister. "People are starting to pity him, and pity is much more worrying than fear or loathing."