Brown left, with a little dignity.
He played a great game, highlights included his declaration that he would remain as Labour leader even if they lost, just so long as they didn’t get totally trounced.
They didn’t. Was it because he’d removed one incentive for a poor Labour turn out at the general election? Maybe.
His statement that he’d remain as the leader informed the supporters that they’d have to commit political suicide for the party before he’d go, so they may as well keep him and try to get him back into Downing Street. Very clever.
His other smart move was to step aside as Leader to allow talks with Lib Dems to progress.
Well played Gordon.