I've written before how a strong Parliament coupled with a strong government makes for a healthy democracy. Strong Parliament, weak government or vice versa or weak Parliament weak government are a recipe for national disaster.
The Devil catalogues brilliantly how Brown's reaction to sleazy MPs weakens Parliament beyond reason. But government is also as weak as a kitten; the civil service is preparing for regime change, and its heart is no longer in Brown's initiatives, Brown cannot find enough ministers from the Commons to the extent that he's forced to co-opt unelected Lords to half the seats in the cabinet, he's lost the confidence of the country and of the media (with the exception of the BBC, of course) and his party would love to ditch him.
We cannot face the challenges this nation faces with both a weak Parliament and a weak government. To withhold from the country the panacea of an election at this time is an action both seditious and beyond responsibility. For Labour to condone it for the self-interest of their MPs must remove them forever from a place in our political system. They must be cast into the electoral outer darkness for this crime against the people of this country.