This does not bode well at all. It must be heartbreaking for Brown to be so torn between his desire to bugger up the UK economy and his desire to pretend to be electable and therefore not completely and overtly pro-Europe.
A golden opportunity to really fuck the Tories over here, deftly committing to a horrific and ever-expanding PIGS bailout, calling a snap election and losing it. Call me Dave knows he couldn't renege, he'd never become the President of the European Council that way.
The Press Conference announcing the continuing horror is at 1545 GMT, watch and shudder as Van Rumpy goes for the power grab.