And he needs to get his big clunking fist
out this afternoon at Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons if a bad month isn't to get worse.
Who would have predicted that the man with the Big Clunking Fist
would land it so unerringly on his own chin?
The big clunking fist
looks as if he's been in the job five years, not five minutes after slipping on a velvet glove.
Well, he is undeniably a big clunking fist
, having already seen off three home secretaries in David Blunkett, Charles Clarke and John Reid.
But I detect no evidence of seeping support for Brown among Labour MPs, with Cameron destined to take his own battering from the big clunking fist
he privately dreads and publicly despises.
That big clunking fist
should squeeze the life out of the posh public schoolboy who's so pleased with himself for not falling off his bike.
At the Tories' Welsh spring conference Mr Cameron said of Mr Brown: "He would not recognise the idea of social responsibility if it hit him in the face with a big clunking fist
Lord Glentoran's fellow Old Etonian, David Cameron, has proved adept at playing down his poshness, but I expect Labour will be cranking up the big clunking fist
to hammer away at this point come election time.
However much he dances around the ring beforehand he will come in reach of a big clunking fist
and, you know what, he'll be out on his feet, carried out of the ring," he said of Mr Cameron.
ANYONE who imagined the new politics would consist of Gordon Brown's big clunking fist
knocking David Cameron out of the ring from now until the general election had a wake-up call yesterday - this one is going right to the wire.
Does Mr Hain have a Brown-style big clunking fist
that he can wield?
The party plans to call a referendum on Scottish independ- ence, and goodness knows what relations would be like between Gordon Brown in 10 Downing Street and Mr Salmond in Bute House, Edinburgh - although the famous big clunking fist
would doubtless be put to use.