It looks increasingly likely that today's plot is fizzling out. Yet again Labour shows it has as much capability of organising a leadership coup as hosting a party in a brewery.
The coup was so disorganised, that Labour MPs were at first sent a blank email by mistake.
Most notable about today's events is that many senior members of the cabinet stayed quiet to see how it panned out and then only issued lukewarm statements after many hours.
Brown looks set to suvive but even more damaged; his party and cabinet have made it obvious they don't rate him as leader but on he continues.
Dignity is clearly not a word in his vocabulary. It will be Labour's loss come May.