Even more telling was the response from one front bencher who reportedly said "Phil, it's up to you". The Labour Leader might have expected a modicum of support (never mind loyalty) although the lines of 'no, no, trying to push shit up hill is a big ask and we're right behind you'.
Instead all he got was 'here's the knife if you want to do the honourable thing and we won't bother calling an ambulance'.
This is devastating for Labour just 13 weeks out from the election and maybe, just maybe, my tongue in cheek 'Winston rolls Phil' scenario is not.
p.s. It matters not a jot that on Stuff, PG denied the report. What else could he do?