Why Brown is stuck in office
Unions are to demand new rights to strike as the price for keeping the cash-strapped Labour Party afloat.Quite - What I said.
Repealing the ban on secondary industrial action is among a swath of left-wing policies that unions want to see in the Labour manifesto. The pressure on Gordon Brown comes as he is relying on the unions to help to avert Labour’s cash crisis, when they are in increasingly militant mood.
To sum up: Brown goes now - wealthy donors save the party, return to Blairy days, but Labour will still lose.
Brown stays - the unions save the party and resume control. Labour might lose but there are two years to sneak through some laws.
The unions and left wing MPs want the lameduck PM to continue in office as he is a puppet in their hands, the right wing faction are happy for him to continue because he has lost the next election anyway for Labour and don't want their man to be contaminated by failure, he can "save" the party after the defeat.