Gordon Brown and the Labour party have looked weak and paralysed by indecision in the wake of the expenses scandal. David Cameron has been tougher and quicker in dealing with this.
This shouldn't be a surprise. Brown has form in this area. From the election that never was to his slow and weak response to the Draper/McBride affair, he seems unable to take the bold step needed to get ahead of a problem.
This means that bad news drags on and he ends up looking forced into positions rather than doing what is right out of choice.
The message that this broadcasts is that he is too weak and indecisive to govern.
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