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Events Dear Boy, a blogger who is even more interested in Alan Johnson's elevation to No 10 than I am, suggests more of a difference of view than actually exists between Matthew d'Ancona and me this weekend.
This is an example of the common confusion between what is and what ought to be. D'Ancona, who has some lovely phrases in his column ("the postman always rings twice", and a purgative general election described as "an enema of the people"), wants Brown out asap, Alan Johnson in and a general election the day before yesterday. So do the two Pollies, Portillo and Toynbee.
So do I.
But it isn't going to happen next week. My column is an attempt to explain why.