Alleged conversation yesterday
Gordon Brown: Will you be my Home Secretary?
John Reid: No
Gordon Brown: You have to support me.
John Reid: No I don’t. I have to support my country and my party, and that means you have to stand down.
Who will be Prime Minister this time next week?
Update from The Guardian 16:00
The former Labour home secretary John Reid today denied a report claiming that he had told Brown he should resign when he met him on Tuesday night. Downing Street would not comment on the conversation.