Brown's useful Tory idiots
Does anyone really believe that Mr Brown cares what Patrick Mercer, a man sacked by the Tory leader for what Labour MPs described as racist remarks, thinks about national security? Of course he doesn't.
The big clunking fist has not turned into an outstretched palm. The Conservative MPs recruited by the Labour leader are like Lenin's "useful idiots" - they are political puppets, summoned into the Government of all the talents, not to illuminate Mr Brown but to destabilise Mr Cameron. Link
db: Including the toad John Bercow! The man who paid homage to Blair just about every time he stood up in the House of Commons - despite Blair once describing him as "nasty and ineffectual in equal quantity".