I rejoiced that Blair had gone - and then Brown began to speak
"'It has been a very emotional day,' said Sky News's Adam Boulton. 'I have seen some incredible things today, things I never thought I would see.' What were these incredible things? 'I have seen the Blairs' exercise bicycle removed from Number 10,' groaned the honest fellow; and across Britain one imagined the Sky audience returning their sodden handkerchiefs to their eyes as they were racked with fresh bouts of sobbing. The exercise bicycle! The Prime Ministerial exercise bicycle! Never more to be used in Downing Street again! Woe, woe and thrice woe!" (Boris Johnson)
It's like Foot breaking his foot on the first day, or Kinnock falling into the sea. Gordon promising to rain changes on us, while half the country is flooded out. "We must have change! Change everything! Let it be decreed." It's like a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, topsy-turvy par excellence. Never mind thousands of changes, one good one would be nice.