Is Guido the only one who detects a little less certainty from the PM’s Official Spokesman
? The Lobby sharks are beginning to sense the possibility of blood in the water. Labour MPs are a little suspicious about the fastest track entry of a nanny since Mary Poppins flew over London with an umbrella. David Davis is playing it carefully – but if he can, he will crucify Blunkett. If he does the post-Howard leadership odds on him will be reduced greatly.
The stakes are high. If Blunkett has told any lies he is finished. Blair will be weakened. David Davis will be ascendant (assuming Howard himself doesn’t get the credit).