Gordon is a moron

Gordon Brown’s first electoral test turned into a nightmare tonight as Labour lost an astonishing 331 council seats.

In London, Boris Johnson appeared to be ending the eight-year reign of Ken Livingstone, delivering one more body blow to the Prime Minister as Labour lost a quarter of the councillors who stood for the party on Thursday.

The bloodbath consumed victims across the country, including the North and Wales, leaving Labour’s local government and campaigning base severely weakened.

Ministers now fear for their chances of surviving the next general election and Mr Brown’s authority was further damaged.

Today’s huge reverses make it almost certain that the next general election will take place in 2010 rather than next year. Mr Brown has an electoral mountain to climb to get his party into a position to win it.