So Tony hopped on the Sedgefield train and Patricia has resigned, according to the 10 o'clock news. Not exactly a surprise, given the mess she's made of the NHS.
Alan Johnson is the commentator's expected successor in Gordon Brown's cabinet. He hasn't got a hard act to follow, but I wonder whether he'll take mothers seriously - and answer my invitation as well.
There will be people who are thinking that a new day is dawning, but I suspect that the sunset is just changing its colour (or Tone).