The British Labour government appears to be heading towards an electoral wipeout on Thursday in local and European elections. The latest polls indicate Labour may finish in third place in the European elections, behind the Conservatives and the anti-Europeans of UKIP, but Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday he had no intention of resigning.His response to the ongoing expenses scandal which has so far led to the resignation of 13 members of parliament, and may yet oblige his finance minister to go, is to propose a constitutional renewal law, which would include Britain’s first written constitution, and a voting age of 16. Too little, too late say his critics. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said: “It’s good that the prime minister is now talking the talk of reform. The problem is that he’s had 12 years to sort out British politics, so people simply don’t believe that Gordon Brown is the man for change, and both David Cameron and Gordon Brown as leaders of the old established parties talk the talk of reform but they seem to wish to kick it into the long grass.” Brown is also drawing up an MPs’ code of conduct and further reforms to the House of Lords, insisting on the radical nature of his plans, but public anger is such that revenge, not reform, appears to be what voters want.
"I won't resign when there's work to do" says Brown