Harriet Harman is being seriously considered as a potential prime minister should Gordon Brown be forced out of office:
I don't have too high an opinion of Harman, but one could visualise a set of circumstances in which she could win an election. She would appeal more to traditional Labour supporters than David Miliband. One has also had to admire the way she has recovered from a number of setbacks in her political career.
However, the underlying state of the economy would not change with her or any other leader in charge.