Nicholas Leonard: Brown tries desperately to distract angry voters
Some backbench Labour MPs are clinging to the hope that Brown can be ousted before the election takes place
'You don't ever want a crisis to go to waste," says the White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown clearly agrees with that cynical piece of advice.
Brown's move to convene a summit on Yemen and Afghanistan in London at the end of this month is a classic piece of spin as the 2010 general-election campaign gathers pace.