The public's patience with Parliament is strained to the point of breaking. Any MP who imagines that popular fury has earthed itself is deluded. Today's Speaker election will be viewed closely across the nation for a sign that MPs are starting to learn what's expected of them.
If reports are true that Gordon Brown, through his enforcer Nick Brown, are trying to whip Labour MPs into a partisan choice that serves the government but not the people of Britain, the entire House needs to beware the backlash.
This is the last chance saloon. Make your choice wisely.