After 4pm and darkness is falling across London, but the Ice Coup is not over yet. Shaun Woodward and Ed Balls have been out in support of the Prime Minister but these are officers that would go down with the ship rather than see Gordon Brown replaced.
Other Ministers have not been out to back up Mr Brown and that gives rise to the suspision that they are still deciding how to react.
Courage is the only thing that is missing from the atmosphere in Westminster this afternoon. Senior members of the cabinet - let's name them: Mandelson, Straw, Miliband, Darling - have to the guts to either stop this or dip their hands in blood.