Oh dear. Following the Guardian's editorial earlier this year encouraging a Labour coup against Brown, he's lost the Sun. Not even a series of Chequers weekends for the scion of the Murdoch and Sun editors could prevent the inevitable. Murdoch watched Brown's speech, and decided he was a loser. Murdoch didn't make his fortune by backing losers. Brown was sacked.
Still, Paul Dacre manages the odd editorial in support of Brown in the Mail, which, like most papers, has suffered a 9% downturn recently. And the Telegraph, to the fury of its readers, also lends a clothes-prop to the waxed dummy from time to time.
Kinnock is said still to feel deeply hurt at having his head in the Sun's lightbulb on the eve of that disastrous election. Their treatment of Brown today is a little kinder - but he'll still feel it like a kick in the gonads.