Adequate compensation for plural plaques sufferers being sought by campaigners is reportedly at risk. This report blames Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown. I wonder if m'Lord Mandelson has had a quite word. Whatever, the upshot (if true) is another let down in the making for Labour's core vote, at least in England and Wales. That should liven up next week's National Executive Committee meeting on the day the Westminster (increasingly English as far as domestic policy is concerned) Parliament goes into recess.