Andrew Sparrow of the Guardian points out in his article that Ed Balls is not so good at receiving as he is at giving. Gordon Brown's MPs are starting to see their careers going down the pan and they see Gordon has the main cause. There are many MPs sat on the Labour back benches who know that no matter how safe their seats have been, there's an increasing chance that when the music stops at the next General Election, they will be left standing. They will think that they could lose their seats, not because of anything they may have done, but because of the Lisbon Treaty, Northern Rock, 10p tax, dithering, etc, etc, etc... i.e. Gordon Brown.
I have no doubt that Brown's days are numbered, almost two hundred thousand pounds in salary and expenses is a lot for many MPs to lose. Many will be worrying how they are going to pay the mortgage and school fees. Something will have to go, and if it is a choice between Gordon Brown and the lifestyle many of these career politicians have become accustomed to, then Gordon is already gone - He just does not know it yet.
May 2nd will see the start of the end of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Those who want him out are only waiting for what will inevitably be a poor result in the local elections - Ed Balls included.