Former Home Office minister David Mellor today said that David Blunkett should quit as Home Secretary over allegations that he “fast-tracked” a visa application for his mistress’ nanny. Mellor resigned as a result of a toe-sucking expose by his mistress Antonia de Sancha, so when he says “The snowball of his private life is now careering down the mountainside picking up all manner of noisome debris.” he knows what he is talking about.
“And it is a process that can end only one way. By his career, hopefully only temporarily, going over the cliff with his judgement.” Mellor said it was impossible to be Home Secretary and do the job properly while preoccupied with such events. He added: “To be as we now see him robs him of the authority needed to do the job. The truth is inescapable… His position as Home Secretary is untenable.”