Most contradictory Leader column of the day award goes to the Evening Standard
“The election campaign is not yet under way and already the question of the Prime Minister's character is an issue... the question remains whether Gordon Brown has the character traits necessary for a good prime minister.”
Their concluding line:
“It would be preferable if the contest between them were fought out on issues of policy, not which man is the nicer person.”
A quick translation:
"Let’s get over whether or not Brown is a bastard and move on. But just so you’re clear - he is a bastard."