Ruth Kelly appears to have survived the calls for her to quit over the sex offenders in schools row - but now she faces an even bigger challenge.
And if she fails to win backbench support for Tony Blair's education reforms, it won't just be her job that's on the line....
You can read more on this in my latest column. Alternatvely, if you want to hear the podcast version, you can find it here.
Doubtless Ms Kelly will be grateful for this rather more supportive piece from Andrew Rawnsley in this week's Observer.