I discuss both points of view in this week's Column and accompanying Podcast.
Meanwhile Alan Milburn has admitted he is considering standing against Gordy for the Labour leadership, confirming Paddy Hennessy's original October 2005 story in the Sunday Telegraph.
My view however, like that of Michael White is that he lacks sufficient support in the PLP to mount a genuine challenge and is merely putting his toes in the water to see what sort of response he gets.
Blair-must-go watch update:
The Daily Telegraph
The New Statesman
BBC Newsnight poll
Times Populus poll