If he did go, the sad fact is that we would only be faced with another Tory benefit slasher.
But it is pleasing to see Iain Duncan Smith in difficulty.
Three top judges ruled the policy discriminated against domestic violence victims and the disabled in a crushing blow to the Tory minister.
But the cowardly Work and Pensions Secretary ran away when the Daily Mirror tried to question him on the humiliating verdict.
Mr Duncan Smith ordered his chauffeur to drive from the front entrance of the Department of Work and Pensions HQ to a side door to avoid speaking to us.
But when we spotted him he was embarrassed at being caught trying to sneak away.
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