Gordon Brown's efforts to demonstrate his sweet and tender nature may have gone a little too far. Was it really necessary to organise a full-on love-in with his chancellor?
Alistair Darling's admission this week that Downing Street's "forces of hell" had been unleashed on him after a reshuffle mix-up only added fuel to the satanic fires of the Brown bullying row.
So it was no surprise that the chancellor was installed to Brown's immediate right to confront the inevitable Tory taunting head-on during yesterday's PMQs. The chancellor's body language seemed reserved. politics.co.uk understands crossed legs with the top limb nearest to the PM indicates reserve and caution. The pair exchanged few words before the main event began.
Perhaps Brown was worried by how the bullying row might affect his clunk-based approach to PMQs, which - because of adverse conditions for bullies up and down the land - might not have been the best approach this time around.
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