C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le politique
The misquoted title is based on what General Bosquet said as he watched the Light Brigade charge to its death in the Crimean War.
Which is roughly how I feel watching Charles Clarke limber up to throw his substantial frame under the wheels of the Gordon Brown steamroller.
Does Charles really think that being a born-again breaker of 3-line whips and CND-er is going to help him collect nominations to mount a challenge - from the right - to Brown?
At least the Light Brigade got past the starting line before getting mowed down.
And there were 600 of them...