"Brown as leader would be gift to Tories" is the headline in tomorrow’s Guardian above a poll that puts the Tories 15% ahead should Brown succeed Blair. The Tory lead is 10% – with Tories on 41% – with Blair as leader.
I’m off to watch Man Utd’s FA Cup replay now. More thoughts at 10pm-ish.
9.30am update on Tuesday morning: The poll suggests that the strength of the Conservative position is despite public opposition to green taxation. 62% of those questioned by ICM disapproved of extra taxes on motorists or airline passengers. Interestingly 58% thought that any extra green taxes should be used to fund environmental projects whereas 36% agreed with the Tory policy that they should fund other tax cuts.