Some months ago, in an interview with the New Statesman the Prime Minister revealed that he saw himself as Emily Bronte's Heathcliff. Could Mr Brown have been confusing his figures from Victorian literature? For in this morning's Mail, in an extraordinary piece by Allison Pearson, the clear suggestion is made by the writer that Gordon Brown is losing what remains of his vision. Which would make him Charlotte Bronte's 'dark pillar' - Rochester - not the ASBOable Heathcliffe. And an increasingly fascinating figure in this massive crisis.