Gordon Brown has quit the Labour Party. He wrote to his constituency party outlining his reasons for such an action.
In the letter Brown speaks of the feeling of 'betrayal'. "The Labour Party no longer has the same values as when I first joined it. We have betrayed those values. And despite this we are still behind in the polls. So I must do the only honourable thing. I must sacrifice all of you in order to save my own political future."
Brown is turning his back on the Labour party but wishes to remain Prime Minister. He will form a minority administration. At present he has not announced his new cabinet. However, there is speculation that Gordon Brown is in line for Home Secretary. And Foreign Secretary. Alistair Darling is expected to remain as Chancellor since his tongue would have to be surgically removed from Brown's arse.
The shock move has caught the opposition off guard. No longer will their attacks on Labour have any effect. Brown will just shrug and say "I agree".