The scores on the doors are here from Labourhome’s survey of grassroots activists on what they think of party direction. David Milliband comes out as top minister in the satisfaction ratings while Alistair Darling brings up the rear. Fascinating stuff and interesting to read in conjunction with this thoughtful post from Greater Manchester Fabians up this morning. As Graham from GMFs points out when people start saying “a spell in opposition would do us good” things are really bad. That was the end of Major.

However while we are on the subject of parallels between Brown and Major  as seems to be popular these days, never let it be forgotten that Major actually won a General Election against the odds. There is still time, if we act now, for Brown to replicate the feat when we next go to the polls. The legislative programme outlined today has already had the Tories on the defensive. Way to go.