Frank Field, the respected backbencher, has warned that Labour cannot win with the "inept" Gordon Brown as leader and accused him of terrorising MPs to stay in power.
The former welfare minister said that the Prime Minister must take responsibility for the party's "pitiful" European election results, and blamed the BNP breakthroughs on the Government's failure to address genuine concerns about immigration and the EU.
Mr Field, a known critic of Mr Brown who has been mentioned as a possible successor to Michael Martin as Speaker, urged fellow Labour MPs to have the courage to topple their leader.
"Labour supporters claiming that the European results were not a catastrophe for the party can only do so by inventing a new meaning for the word catastrophe," he wrote on his blog. Read the rest here...
Good ol' Frank