"Business Secretary Lord Mandelson portrayed Gordon Brown as "insecure, self-conscious ... and angry", according to a leaked email appearing in the Mail on Sunday .... It was sent in January 2008 - before Lord Mandelson rejoined the Government - to ex-Labour spin doctor Derek Draper who was then acting as an unofficial adviser to Mr Brown.
In it he states: "He is a self-conscious person, physically and emotionally. He is not as comfortable with his own skin as Tony (Blair) was (is). A new public persona cannot be glued on to him."
And "Lordy" Mandyavellie is Deputy Prime Minister, so if Poor Gord has a heart attack like the lamented John Smith and Robin Cook, or if he should suddenly have a lapse into cognitive lucidity and resign, the noble Lord, Lord Mandelbrot will be Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
God help us. Lord hear our cry. (No, not you, Mandy, the other One).