I have decided not to blog on the PBR today; at least until we've actually had it. Even then, I'm sure my points will be explained by plenty of people who write better than me, and who know more about the issues. But one thing that has been so interesting about all this is the complete absence of Alistair Darling. He has given the odd interview or soundbite, but all the noise has been coming from Gordon Brown. When Brown was still Chancellor he ran the show on PBR day - not Blair - which just shows what a megalomaniac he is to still be doing it. So the BBC - always keen to help out Labour - have made an effort to remind people that Darling still exists, as this picture next to a Brown quote shows. How nice of them.