Reshuffle Rumours

The knives were out late last night and many were ready to offer Hilary Armstrong’s head on a silver plate to Blair (who was having an early night). The truth is that now Blair is entering his John Major phase it will be impossible to whip a fundamentally rebellious Labour party, aided and abetted by Tory/LibDem tactics.

We have been due a reshuffle since Blunkett went in early November, the accompanying narrative will all be about the direction of Brownies and Blairites on the greasy pole. Bring it on.

UPDATE : Cameron was merciless towards her at PMQs, she looked like she had swallowed a lemon. To add to the whip’s office’s woes, the speaker told off another Labour whip for barracking Cameron. Cameron jumped on that with a crack at the whip’s expense.




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Jo Swinson on Chris Rennard…

“Vince — and Tim before him — have repeatedly, publicly said Rennard is not welcome anywhere near their frontbench team, even as an adviser. I remain deeply frustrated that he was not expelled from the party through its disciplinary process. It just feels wrong, and I do not want Lord Rennard to continue as a member of the party. As far as I am concerned, he is not welcome.”

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