Gordon Brown’s Last-Ditch Gamble

The Parliament pay scandal has rocked Britain, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown may be its next victim. Despite calls that he should resign, the prime minister has set out to restructure the cabinet, sending a message that there was “no chance” he would step down. Instead, in anticipation of potentially damaging local elections on Sunday, he’s busy planning a “make-or-break shuffle.” But he's facing serious opposition from within his own party. According to an unsigned message from Labor members: “We believe that in the current political circumstances you can best serve the interested of the Labor Party by stepping down as prime minister and allowing the party to choose a new leader to take us into the next general elections.”